Leigh Fatzinger

A blog by Leigh Fatzinger. Family Guy. Entrepreneur. Runner. Minimalist.

I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run… to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.
Dean Karnazes, “Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner”
The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me. You might be all of those things — you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die.
Will Smith



I love product discussions. And they’re a big part of building things on the Internet. Before you code, or even start drawing your ideas on paper, you discuss them.

This week I was talking with an entrepreneur about a condition that we called “Featuritis” at my old start-up. (I speak from…

Good people are especially prone to bad ideas, son. But at an Internet start-up, right and wrong become murky. One gets caught up in the hoopla. That seemingly innocent strategy session leads to late-night hackathons. Those become, oh god, launch schedules and tech conferences. Before you know it—bang—you’re inside a horribly decorated start-up, Razor scootering from one cubicle to another. And there’s no turning back. All your jokes become meme-based. Some dreadlocked hacktavist named Rumble will start crashing on your couch. Finally, you’ll change your Twitter bio to simply read, “maker.” Which is when I will disown you.
Son, It’s Time We Talk About Where Start-Ups Come From.

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