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Why I joined Boomtrain

Back in October I wrote about my spontaneous move to San Francisco. I had two months to find a startup with great founders, an interesting product, and a strong team. Now, after spending the holidays with my family and friends back in Lithuania, I’m happy to announce that things have worked out to my advantage.

In January 2015 I’m going back to San Francisco. I decided to spend some of the best years of my life working for a killer startup.

What startup? Glad you asked..

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3 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Thanksgiving Day

While recovering from hangover, I realized that today is my first Thanksgiving Day.

First, I reflected on what’s been happening around me. Then I put together three reasons why Thanksgiving Day is awesome and why I wanted to celebrate it every year. I also added a list of special people I wanted to thank.

If the only thing you know about Thanksgiving Day is that everyone eats Turkey, read more.

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How I got Into Berkeley, Stanford and Facebook on my First Week in US

San Francisco is full of adventures. I realized that two simple habits helped me have some great fun right at the start.

If you’re curious

  • what it takes to see Facebook Headquarters,
  • how to attend lectures at Stanford University without paying tuition fees or
  • how to save $500 of a conference ticket you want to attend, keep reading.

Here are the Top 5 highlights from my first week in the US.

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3 Reasons Why I Started This Blog And The Double-E Rule

After years of consideration, the time has finally come to start my personal blog. Great news huh?

I always thought blogging is so difficult that the only people who give a shit about blogs are their authors. Did I change my opinion?

Nah, not really. I just wrote down a few goals to keep me focused and established a rule that I’ll seek to follow. Here they are:

  • improve my writing (yes, I’m pretty selfish)
  • share some awesome stories about my life, and
  • inspire others to write (how cute is that?).

The double-E rule

I’ll follow the advice given by my former employer and a good friend Sam Johnson. He once said that every blog post should try to Educate or Entertain in order to add value to you, the reader.

Education part may be linked to the topics I’m interested in, ranging from technology and entrepreneurship to business, law, politics, traveling, music, marketing and sales. Note that I may try to throw in a joke or two from time to time.. Feel free to tell me how much they suck in the comments section below (i.e. empty comments section would demonstrate great jokes then. See what I did here?) 😉

How was this blog inspired?

Great communication skills are crucial in both professional and personal life. Writing well can get you a job, if nothing else. That’s one thing.

Another is that some friends asked me to document my adventures in a blog even before my trip to Australia in 2012. That’s always a good sign.

However, probably the biggest source of inspiration was my friend Adomas who wrote this awesome post on why you should write a blog. Maybe it will inspire you too?

Also he found me this rad URL for which I owe him big time.

When and why should you subscribe

Last but not least, I’d be really happy to have people who follow my blog. Actually I’d be so happy that I decided to pick a random person from the list once a month and send him or her a postcard from wherever I am at that point of time.

The number of subscribers is also the best metric showing the quality of my blog’s content. That’s great for two reasons. On one hand, when you don’t have many readers you work harder on writing interesting content. On the other hand, once you build up a list of subscribers you don’t want to let them down and as a result keep improving your writing.

So what I actually want to ask is this: subscribe if you like what you read here (you can do that by scrolling down to the bottom and entering your e-mail address).

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