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“I had lunch with a producer a few years ago. At some point, I said, 'Every film I do, I have to believe that I’m making the best film that’s ever been made.' He was absolutely shocked by this. It never occurred to him that someone would think like that. And that, to me, was truly shocking—because films are really hard to make. They're all-consuming. Your family life and everything else goes into it for two years. So it had never occurred to me that there were people doing it who weren’t trying to make the best film that ever was. Why would you otherwise? Even if it’s not going to be the best film that’s ever been made, you have to believe it could.” —Christopher Nolan
I founded Demand Curve, a Y Combinator startup that grows other companies: We train teams in marketing, we help them hire marketers, and we run a growth agency. Clients include Microsoft, Segment, Basecamp, and Zendesk.
I also wrote TechCrunch's growth marketing column and occasionally appear on podcasts to chat about growth.
I also created Velocity, a web animation engine used by Samsung, Uber, WhatsApp, and thousands more. Velocity was awarded the Stripe Open Source Grant. I was interviewed about my open source work on Forbes.
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