I’ve been always totally emotional about our venture – CrazyEngineers. I’m not sure if people generally are emotional about their ventures; because most of the ventures are started to make money. However, for me, it’s always been a business+emotional venture. Maybe that’s why we survived the times when it made no money and faced bloody down-times for months and months! When you treat your venture as your child, you always want to be there – in the good and bad times as well. When the venture is sick; you want to be there taking care of it.
…and this emotion shows up in various ways. I’ve abandoned my @gmail ID in favor of my @crazyengineers.com ID because it gives me pride and sense of ownership in using that domain. Even while choosing an email Id for my daughter, I decided to go with our own domain. I hope when my daughter grows up to an age where she’ll have choices, she’ll take just as much pride in our venture as I do.