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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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TechStars In Tuscany

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I’m back in Boulder after living in Paris for the month of July and Tuscany for the month of August. I had an incredible time in both places, got a lot done, enjoyed being with Amy continuously, and had a very successful experiment of “working in some other place for a month” that I intend to repeat many times over the course of the rest of my life.

David Cohen (TechStars CEO) and his wife Jil were two of our many visitors in Tuscany. We stayed at a magical place called Casetta run by Xenia Lemos who we now consider a lifelong friend. David did a ThisWeekIn TechStars segment with me while we were together at Casetta in which you get to see the place, watch me swim laps in a pool while David interviews me about Occipital, the book Venture Deals, volatility in the stock markets and how entrepreneurs should think about it, and then some thoughts at the end of work-life balance.

I had an awesome time, but I’m glad to be back in Boulder.

  • Carrie K

    Really enjoyed watching this interview. David is a funny guy! Especially enjoyed the work/life balance discussion (your and Amy’s life dinners; the off the grid weeks). You seem to have a great life, a great wife and great friendships.

    • http://www.feld.com bfeld

      Thanks! Yeah – I value the amazing wife the most!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bart.lorang Bart Lorang

    Great, funny episode! 

    One thing that really struck me is the comment about how much energy is used simply by “physically being around people.”   When I’ve traveled abroad for work or simply worked from home, I’ve often found those periods of time to to be my most productive.  Getting away from all the noise enables me to find the signal.   I think more companies should encourage people to work from their location of choice for a few weeks each year (if not more).  In fact…I might just go institute that “policy” now… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/bart.lorang Bart Lorang

    Great, funny episode! 

    One thing that really struck me is the comment about how much energy is used simply by “physically being around people.”   When I’ve traveled abroad for work or simply worked from home, I’ve often found those periods of time to to be my most productive.  Getting away from all the noise enables me to find the signal.   I think more companies should encourage people to work from their location of choice for a few weeks each year (if not more).  In fact…I might just go institute that “policy” now… 

    • http://www.feld.com bfeld

      Yes – this is a really powerful construct. I always underestimate how much being around people impacts me, until I’m not.

    • http://www.feld.com bfeld

      Yes – this is a really powerful construct. I always underestimate how much being around people impacts me, until I’m not.

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