Is this a name dropping post?
Check out this instructive video of Mike Maples, Jr. speaking at the Founder Institute. It is worth the time.
Mike Maples was a co-founder of Motive, where I spent 5 very productive years. Talk of “thunder lizards” is nothing new. His ability to communicate a technical vision is pretty amazing. Internally and externally, he can fire people up. I knew that when he left to head back to California that he would be one to watch. His track record for the last 5 years has been impressive: Digg, Twitter, Chegg, Spiceworks and a dozen others. Lately, Maples seems to be everywhere. From lean startup lectures at Cal to 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss and here he is again below. Thanks Mike!
Mike Maples at the Founder Showcase from Adeo Ressi on Vimeo.
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