01/09/20 • 25 min
Surviving the Silicon Valley Hustle
Damon is a serial entrepreneur who's relentless in his pursuit of the next great game company. We caught up with him in Kyoto, Japan. His current project is currently in stealth mode.
Table of Contents:
- 00:21 - Intro
- 00:49 - Culture Shock: Initial Impressions of Japan
- 01:55 - The Origin of Damon's Otaku Journey
- 03:04 - San Francisco Startups vs Japanese Corporations
- 04:09 - How Did Japan Compare to Damon's Expectations?
- 05:07 - Best and Worst Parts of San Francisco and Startup Life
- 08:27 - How Do People Keep Staying in San Francisco?
- 09:08 - Is The San Francisco Bay Area Sustainable?
- 10:32 - Dealing with Failure in Startups
- 13:33 - A Haiku by Damon
- 13:47 - No Vacation for Startup Founders
- 17:03 - Playing Video Games to Unwind
- 18:42 - The Most Exciting Videogames These Days
- 19:55 - Cyberpunk 2077 and Keanu Reeves
- 22:08 - Old Movies Don't Always Resonate with Today's Kids
- 23:42 - Outro - Off to Meet the Geishas
#Hustle #Entrepreneurship #Startup #SiliconValley #Haiku #Kyoto #Japan #VideoGames
This episode is also available to watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/gIfRp8x-32E
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