Just as I was jumping between tabs – Email, Reader, Highrise, Calendar, HypeM – I came across this awesome post by Bijan on Focus. I am totally dyslexic, totally ADD and “learning disabled”. So this post about focus in startups is especially poignant for me. Over the past 18 months I have started two businesses TaskUs and Smarter Social Media and I’m currently running them in parallel. There is some overlap, but by and large this is an exercise in giving 100% of my efforts in two places. It’s a lot like dating two women, without benefits.
I am a firm believer that as focus increases, so to does effectiveness. So I have no intention of continuing this path for longer than I have to. That said, in a masochistic way, it’s a lot of fun.