Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login
Talk by Founder and CEO of Omniture (vimeo.com)
58 points by lionhearted on July 20, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

"A truly rich man is someone whose children runs into their arms even when they're empty"

"My daughter one time said... We were leaving church, like a church party. We were driving home, in the car. And she didn't want to go home. She was like 3 or 4 at the time. I don't want to go to Mommy's house. I don't want go to Mia's house.

OK, we'll go to Daddy's house. OK.

We pulled into our house and she started freaking out crying. Why? She thought my house was the office.

And that's when I realized I needed to start pulling back.

To step it up, be a baller at home"

-Josh James

Great video. Josh James is one very busy guy and I heard you should appreciate every minute you can get with him.

Both the Omniture founders are super intelligent and family oriented guys. John Pestana is one of our Investors and Advisors for our startup (http://www.IActionable.com). We met him through the BoomStartup program (http://www.BoomStartup.com). I've also had the chance to talk to Stephen Liddle (the presenter at the start). He has lots of experience with complex architectures.

I recommend you check out the other videos too - http://byuebusiness.blogspot.com/search/label/Entrepreneursh...

I'm 30 minutes into it right now, and wow. I normally don't watch videos, I prefer to read, but there's lots of gold in here. Lots on how to keep up with your family, research new subjects, build and sell companies, increase sales... just really really good.

I've always been obsessed with this talk. He's such a good, honest guy. When I first saw it, I wrote up some thoughts here: http://clayschossow.com/2010/03/great-talk-by-entrepreneur-j...

As a new father, the most important thing for me was how Josh demonstrated you can succeed in the startup game and still maintain balance in your family life.

Great great video. As a new father and a girlfriend who complains about me working to hard that was inspiring.

Anyone know if the slides are posted anywhere? I'd like to see the list of books and magazines that he refers to reading towards the 18:00 minute mark

This was posted here a few months ago. Since then, he's been one of my favourite businessmen. This talk is gold.


Agreed. We abandoned an Omniture integration recently after about 10 months into it. Far too expensive, a crap load of extra javascript in the code and a terrible user interface.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact