“You can always go get a job”
That’s such a tough question, especially being in VC, I feel like there’s constantly new apps and I always download, so I probably have more apps than the average person, it’s like hundreds of apps that are constantly filling up my phone and then only months later I realize I’ve never opened them or they weren’t useful.
The one I think is really cool is called MikMak, and it’s actually a company founded out of Brooklyn in New York and what it does is it sells products but it uses short videos, like almost comedic videos, like something you’d see on Vine, to sell those products. There’s something really addictive and interesting about watching these little, sort of funny videos. It’s like the next QVC.
The second app that I’ve become addicted to is the NYTimes Crossword puzzle app. It’s so silly but I love games on phones and I try and find games that maybe make me feel that I’m not just getting stupid. They have a mini puzzle that you can do every day on the crossword, so that one’s pretty boring but if you haven’t tried it out yet it can be pretty addicting over time.
Content, Books, Video of Podcasts:
I am a big fan of podcasts. I think Rod Mic is another one that I really enjoyed. Kelly is always talking it different innovators in the tech community talking about how they started their companies, investing, and she focuses on women especially, so I think that’s great.
Brittany also listen’s to:
The most recent audiobook Brittany has listened to is the classic How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
It’s an old book but there’s so many great components of that I think still resonate today.
I’m addicted to using Nuzzle, which is an app that basically takes your twitter feed, surfaces the most popular content out of there and then you can read articles based on that.
I think some of the advice that has helped me as an entrepreneur is,
“You can always go get a job”.
It’s been a great boost of confidence. When I left my full time job to start gtrot, I was really terrified and always having this mentality of, well, you can always get a job, allowed me to take that risk.