Day 197: Maybe Tech Or VC Isn't For Me After All
It's a weird title given everything I've talked about.
But I've had this thought in the back of my head that the Tech or VC path isn't for me at all.
Like I've said before, I want to be a content creator working on F2F full-time. I've realized that my current day job is amenable to working on F2F on the side because it's not directly connected to tech or VC.
If I try and join Tech as a software engineer, a tech company I would work for would be like, "Why are you writing about other startups instead of putting the spotlight on our company?"
If I try and join VC, a firm that I could work for would ask, "Why are you writing in that way or manner that doesn't reflect our brand?" or "Why aren't you covering our portfolio company?"
Joining either tech or VC would require me to give up F2F. That's the flat out truth.
I don't want to do that. So, I won't pursue either path. I want to build the foundation of my professional life around F2F going forward.
Yes, I understand what happens if I fail: I move back home to my family, get another defense/tech/VC job until I go to HBS and take on the necessary loans to afford it.
But what happens if I succeed?
Then the whole game changes.