Minimizing regrets & new beginnings

So yeh, you might have read, Tinker closed. Unlike people who leave large corporate jobs and write a final farewell blogpost, I’m at loss for what would be appropriate to say here seeing as I co-founded the thing. I like What Jeff Bezos said:

” I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. I knew that that would haunt me every day, and so, when I thought about it that way it was an incredibly easy decision. And, I think that’s very good. If you can project yourself out to age 80 and sort of think, “What will I think at that time?” it gets you away from some of the daily pieces of confusion. You know, I left this Wall Street firm in the middle of the year. When you do that, you walk away from your annual bonus. That’s the kind of thing that in the short-term can confuse you, but if you think about the long-term then you can really make good life decisions that you won’t regret later.”

It’s been an incredible adventure, in ways I can only start to process. Maybe there’s a little book there. Maybe not. But for now, i’m back to freelancing, which is strange and enjoyable too, a plan at a human scale.

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Founder of designswarm & the Good Night Lamp. Ex CEO of Tinker London.