The most effective test of compatibility is how well two people can travel together. With that being said, here are my seven travel virtues:
1.) Make plans but break them
2.) Try something at least twice
3.) Local people are better than sightseeing
4.) Learn what to say when you toast
5.) Take any opportunity to play music or dance
6.) Mellow days are not days wasted
7.) Enjoy getting lost
Recently, I've left my corporate job to start my own business. I help tech companies tell their stories. After working in Silicon Valley for five years, I've noticed that founders, engineers, and CEOs are often too smart to communicate their own ideas. Having become immersed in building their own products, it becomes difficult for them to communicate technical information to non-technical people. That's where I come in.
My job description is an odd blend of therapist, storyteller, and venture capitalist.
Music is the cornerstone of life. I've been playing music since I was four years old and now take pleasure in playing piano, guitar, bass, and singing. Throughout my travels, I've come to realize how much music creates connections. There have been several cases when the locals and I didn't speak the same language, yet singing songs together on the acoustic guitar still fostered a friendship.
Health and fitness keep me sane. During the week, I’ll drag my groggy body out of bed before work for a morning run or a spin session. The weekends you can find me dodging cars on my bike or surfing with the pops in HMB.
I also have the most entertaining Instagram account you'll ever see: thelastshaun.
- On the Shortness of Life
- The Power of Myth
- Man's Search for Meaning
- The Obstacle is the Way
- My Uncle Oswald
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Shaun of the Dead
- Star Wars
- Fight Club
- The Endless Summer
- 500 Days of Summer
- The Social Network
My friends say that I have an "annoyingly healthy diet." Indeed, I do wake up to a breakfast of egg whites and a green smoothie (a concoction I've refined for five years). I also prep my own meals to save on time and cost and to know exactly what goes in my food. However, I still make time to explore new restaurants in SF.
- running shoes
- pen and paper
- a camera of some sort
- you are aware that money is only one form of currency
- you will join me on a run or bike ride
- you value creativity
- you leave your phone in your purse during conversation
- your musical preferences extend beyond Top-40
If you think we have some things in common, then please feel free to message me and let me know that you're out there.