Jay Adelson is one of my heroes who’s done some phenomenal work (obviously) within the silicon valley ecosystem. Startups like Revision3, Digg, and Equinix which is now a 4-billion dollar business.
But, my respect up’d recently as I learned a few things about his home life:
Adelson is also devoted to his wife Brenda and their three children. And Brenda knows what it means when he gets that wild look in his eye … “My wife has been supportive but she’s watching carefully because she knows I am addict…”
My wife would have a few things to share with Brenda if they ever met up!
Adelson says it’s taken him months to stop feeling like he works at Digg, and even after his departure, found himself reaching for his mobile phone even before he’d gotten out of bed in the morning, something he thinks is unhealthy.
I like it when I see successful entrepreneurs take their families just as seriously. It’s not all glam and papparazzi out there, and you always have to come home to people who aren’t really impressed with you (unless you remembered the groceries).