Surviving the Silicon Valley Hustle
Damon is a serial entrepreneur who’s relentless in his pursuit of the next great game company. We caught up with him in Kyoto Japan. His current startup is in stealth mode. You can Find Damon on Instagram as @damongrow.
Table of Contents:
00:21 – Intro
00:49 – Culture Shock: Initial Impressions of Japan
01:55 – The Origin of Damon’s Otaku Journey
03:04 – San Francisco Startups vs Japanese Corporations
04:09 – How Did Japan Compare to Damon’s Expectations?
05:07 – Best and Worst Parts of San Francisco and Startup Life
08:27 – How Do People Keep Staying in San Francisco?
09:08 – Is The San Francisco Bay Area Sustainable?
10:32 – Dealing with Failure in Startups
13:33 – A Haiku by Damon
13:47 – No Vacation for Startup Founders
17:03 – Playing Video Games to Unwind
18:42 – The Most Exciting Videogames These Days
19:55 – Cyberpunk 2077 and Keanu Reeves
22:08 – Old Movies Don’t Always Resonate with Today’s Kids
23:42 – Outro – Off to Meet the Geishas
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