From my super secret journal on building SaveMeASeat.io

It’s fly or flail time.

This writing is a part of a series of writings where I’m building this company, SaveMeASeat.io, in public! I have plenty of personal journal entries where I’ve been logging my progress along the way — I’m just taking those journal entries and making them public for everyone to see my perils and plunder! If you’d like to follow along, feel free to start with the first one, subscribe to the newsletter, or give me a follow on Medium! Here’s this weeks journal entry:


From my super secret journal on building SaveMeASeat.io

Oh boy, I’m alone.

This writing is a part of a series of writings where I’m building this company, SaveMeASeat.io, in public! I have plenty of personal journal entries where I’ve been logging my progress along the way — I’m just taking those journal entries and making them public for everyone to see my perils and plunder! If you’d like to follow along, feel free to start with the first one, subscribe to the newsletter, or give me a follow on Medium! Here’s this weeks journal entry:

Hi Journal! It’s the beginning of September, 2020. A global pandemic has set in and it’s really…


From my super secret journal on building SaveMeASeat.io

In the last post, I discussed how I would be building SaveMeASeat.io in public. This week, I’m posting my journal entry on sorting through the haystack of ideas to find the winner worth pursuing:

Sup, journal? So, this first step of deciding which idea to pursue is actually quite the conundrum for me. In a 2018 New Years resolution, I told myself I would spin up a project every 4–6 months and if it got traction then I would stick with it longer. That ‘trained’ me to have shiny object syndrome and to be non-committal because I always had the…


From negligible to zero to one

Hey! I’m Brian, I’m an executive MBA student at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, a portfolio manager for a corporate venture capital fund in the food and ag space, and recently I’ve started this cool company called SaveMeASeat. I’ve been journaling about building SaveMeASeat privately for myself. I’m going to start sharing these journal entries about building SaveMeASeat and start “building in public” through this weekly newsletter for a couple of reasons:

  1. I think it’s important that we all stay connected, period. My version of making sure we stay connected is tearing down my walls and building this company in…

Brian Watson

Building SaveMeASeat.io in public. Executive MBA student at Duke. Portfolio Manager in corporate venture capital.

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