This is a more personal installment of Life is a Festival. On today’s episode I ask my friend Tim to explain to me how to get a job.
Tim Chang is a Managing Partner at Mayfield, a 50 year old venture fund, but he is much more than a typical VC from the Valley. Child of Taiwanese immigrants, Tim is a musician, a burner, and as will become clear in this episode, a philosopher.
On the podcast we talk work and external validation, the myth of the starving artist, and Tim’s formula for a beautiful life. We also talk about diversity in the venture capital world and the dodgy business of monetizing psychedelic medicine.
Finally, at Tim’s suggestion, today I launched a Patreon for this podcast. If my work is enhancing your life consider slipping a fiver in my digital tip jar or going all the way to full medici and helping me paint this word chapel. Like the podcast, the path to its financial sustainability will be iterative. I would love your feedback about the value this brings in your life and how you’d most like to support its creation. Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/eamonarmstrong
Tim is a mensch, I hope you benefit from his wisdom as much as I did.
Tim Chang: https://www.mayfield.com/team-member/tim-chang/
Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/timechange?lang=en
BlacKMahal - Save The Flavor (Pance Party Remix): https://soundcloud.com/pance-party/blackmahal-save-the-flavor-pance-party-remix
The Taste Gap: Ira Glass on the Secret of Creative Success, Animated in Living Typography (Brainpickings): https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/ira-glass-success-daniel-sax/
We Will Call It Pala: http://aurynproject.org/pala
My new Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eamonarmstrong