Interview with Noah Kagan – The Amusing Entrepreneur

Noah is not your average guy. He’s full of wise cracks and humor that will keep you entertained. Don’t let his quick wit fool you because he is one smart cookie.

His accomplishments include:

If you want to see the rest his credentials, it is displayed here. His latest project is Kickflip Inc. and it is still under construction. But if you’re in anticipation to know what it’s about, he reveals that “it’s a place where you make cool things.” His site Okdork.com provides you with posts ranging from high gas prices, to the creation of social networks. Check out this interview to find out what makes Noah so unique.

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The Interview

Noah Kagan

Name: Noah Kagan
Location: San Jose, California
Occupation: Blogger, entrepreneur

What challenges did you face in your line of work, and have you ever felt like giving up?::

The challenges are getting our next project out as soon as possible with realizing it needs to be high quality. I have felt like quitting many times and even took some time off to think about the work I am doing. I think people need to give meaning to their work in whatever way they can.

What does your work environment look like?::

White Macbook located at various free Wifi places across San Francisco.

What do you consider your greatest failure and why?::

Greatest failure. I never think about this, mostly think about the mistakes I have made and what I can learn from them. Now regrets are another story 😉

What do you consider your greatest achievement and why?::

Greatest achievement: Community Next 1, I coordinated relatively large scale things and people didn’t hate it, Kickflip is my first real company with large potential. It’s nice that it can support 3 people and let thousands of people play our games.

How have you thrived despite negative comments from others?::

Almost everything I’ve done people said wouldn’t work. I think if people say it will not work or suck it is generally a good sign.

Who (and or what) inspires, motivates you?::

Don’t really have anyone or thing. It just comes in phases through things I read or people I see doing cool stuff. Most likely Max Levchin for his tenacity, focus, work-ethic and math based decision making.

Do you have any favorite quotes, pictures, internet links that you would like to share?::

Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Noah

What are the most important things you have learned in your life so far?::

Make things meaningful yourself.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?::

Is this a date question? My strength is I do things. My weakness is I don’t think through things enough. I’m working on it.

What are you goals for the future?::

Work on this company, kickflip (kickflipping.com) travel, family, friends, simple.

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7 thoughts on “Interview with Noah Kagan – The Amusing Entrepreneur

  1. Gertie

    I was going to say .. .that conversation is happening in spades in sp/irtualireligious circles and conversations… with a sometimes deeper and broader language and also an ability to think wave/particle (i.e., non-dualistically). So, of course, I will now head over to Ellen Painter Dollar!!!!

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  2. sr-22 quote

    For what it’s worth, LO, I’m not convinced a FTTP nationwide network is worth the money either (you may remember I got belted from pillar to post for suggesting so). But if we are to have FTTP, it makes a **** of a lot more sense to do it this way rather than by having NBNCo and its army of retailers slugging it out with Telstra in the marketplace.

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