Brian Ma's Blog (@zealoustiger)

Weekly insights from an Entreprenuer: To spend one year as a tiger is better than to live forever as sheep

Search Results for: my first step

My First Step

I finally did it. I quit Zillow – possibly one of the best companies to work for. I’m an idiot. That was last Friday. Today is Monday, which means today is my first official day of umemployment. First days need to be extra special – so at the request of my very good friend Mr […]

Startup: two months recap

One month after I took my first step to start my new adventure, I wrote a quick recap about what I’ve been up to. In keep with that tradition, I figured it’d be cool writing up a recap for month #2. When I left Zillow, I wrote down some simple goals for myself: Become a […]

Startup: One month recap

It’s been one entire month since I took my first step so I thought it’d be a good time to recap my accomplishments: afterall, I did start this blog to document my crazy startup journey. I’ve worked more hours, learned more, and gotten more done then I’ve ever done in my LIFE. Productive time has […]

How do you measure success? Part 1

Entrepreneur or not, maybe of us have probably asked ourselves the question of what we want to do with our lives. Even if you haven’t, someone else has asked you – your parents, your significant other, your boss, etc.  It’s an important question, because the answer we come up with becomes the overriding factor in how we […]

The Power of Faces

The web has always been social, from the days of its first invention to relay information to today, but what’s really powered the social web isn’t quicker and more convenient tools like IM, Facebook, and Tweets, but faces.  Faces, seemingly trivial, are the fuel to explosive user engagement – why?  Because you only get faces […]

What’s harder than launching a startup?

Losing weight. For those of you that have been following this blog, you know that I’ve been trying to lose some weight and get back in shape. Not going all crazy like those guys in Biggest Loser. (which for whatever reason always comes on when I turn on the TV. Must be a sign. Great […]