About Justin Ryan Scott
Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog. May you discover inspiration, information and new friendships on these pages.
In 2009, a friend of mine introduced me to the world of entrepreneurship by inviting me to join his startup. That was the beginning of the most wonderful journey I’ve been on ever since.
From that day, I was thrown into a world where change and uncertainty were the only realities; where learning and self-discovery are required for survival; where success was learning from failure; where “slow” meant “death”. This way of life is addictive and compelling. It has huge ups and huge downs. But every day you get to redefine and re-imagine your self and your life. It is the path of life that I walk now …
Ever since, I have been involved in technology and online startups. I have founded and failed a few. I’ve put some aside due to restraints. And I’ve worked with inspiring and passionate founders to help them succeed.
I want to help more entrepreneurs. Too many amazing people with spectacular visions inside their heads are unable to win over co-founders, customers and investors. This is because only a few are really good at getting the message from their head into the heads of others’.
This is something I excel at. I have defined myself as being an Interpreter for Entrepreneurs (the “Entrepreter”). I help visionary entrepreneurs succeed by turning crazy ideas in their head into powerful stories that win over customers, team mates and investors.
I use this blog to write about my journey, my perspectives on the world, great people and their startups, and more. I hope you enjoy the stories I share, and feel like sharing your own with me too. I wish you every success on your own journey.
Some fun facts about me:
- I was born in South Africa, where I spent the first 15 years of my life. I’ve walked a giraffe on a leash, seen elephants trash trees less than 5 metres from our bungalow, and I’ve crashed into a tree at full speed on a quad bike during an escape from a tribe of baboons.
- I moved to NZ in 2005 and am an official NZ Citizen. I still love the Springboks and the Blue Bulls but my allegiances are slowly shifting towards the All Blacks.
The best way to get to know me is to share your story over coffee. And, the best way to get in touch is by sending me a tweet or an email. You can find out who I’m meeting on LinkedIn, what I’m watching on Youtube, what I am reading on GoodReads, what questions I care about on Quora, and if you fancy being more a part of my daily life add me on Facebook.