Hermit 2.0

Individual, one-to-one connections are what I want out of and what I want to put into a community.

That's the only real value I can give and it's the only value I seek.

I'm not a community leader.

I'm an individual person going somewhere. And I'm doing the best I can to learn and grow and be true to myself along the way.

There are a few people who will travel with me.

And for me that is enough.


I woke up in a Los Angeles hotel bed in the early hours of last Tuesday and picked up my phone to see it was 5am and I had a new email from an old friend.

Of course I opened it.

A minute later, I was crying. A week later, I'm still heartbroken over it.

And wrestling.

The email provided a visceral reminder that people will vividly remember the day you broke their trust--and your perspective won't matter the slightest in their mind. It provided another reminder as well: when people are involved, there's no such thing as a business decision that isn't also personal one.

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