"Indeed, since the dawn of the Great Recession, more Americans have started businesses (565,000 of them a month in 2010) than at any period in the last decade and a half, according to the Kauffman Foundation, which tracks statistics on entrepreneurship in the United States.
The lures are obvious: freedom, fulfillment. The highs can be high. But career switchers have found that going solo comes with its own pitfalls: a steep learning curve, no security, physical exhaustion and emotional meltdowns. The dream job is a “job” as much as it is a “dream.”
This is new to people? I spent years doing 80 hour weeks to get a business off the ground. It's not for everyone. And the risk/reward is not always there.
I think now is a great time to give go-getters in companies more room to flex their entrepreneur skills to create growth.
After more than two years, it's exciting to know that our mission statement work still holds up. http://www.zurb.com/article/263/the-dreadful-mission-statement
Our fearless leader has 15 years of experience in consulting and the web industry. He fosters ZURB's talent and creative culture while consistently challenging both the team and our clients to strive for something better.background
ZURB's original Mid-westerner, Bryan grew up in Minnesota and came to California to attend Stanford University, where he received his degree in product design and went on to teach in the Product Design Department for ten years. Bryan started his career designing toys for Skyline Toys, which was acquired by IDEO during his time there.
Bryan has started 3 businesses since then, including ZURB, which he founded in 1998. In the past 10 years, he's advised over 75 start-ups through ZURB and created over a half a billion dollars in market capitalization.
- Stanford UniversityProduct Design
- ZURBChief Instigator, 1998 - present