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The Buddhist
Start-up
Alex Barrera (@abarrera) Bitspiration Conference 2013
Why
 do
 you
 do
 a
 start-up?
 
in the universe
Dent
Createimpact
How do you
measure it?
success
Money?
Fame?
Recognition?
All about
happiness
But it’s frugal...
The Wheel
of
Life
3 stages of happiness
Pleasure
Maximize positive
Minimize pain
Short lived
Engagement
Flow
Time stops
existing
Invigorating
14h shifts
Weekends
Meaning
Why where you born?
Bigger than
yourself
Trascends ourselves
HELP OTHERS
Let
 me
 tell
 you
 my
 story...
WTF?!
Itallstarted
when...
e-nnovation 2012
Tired
Stressed
Empty
Personal
Assistant
Cynical
Became the person I hated
Reflected on my year
World of pain ™
Got Aikido?
Relationship
strain
Change
F*CK
YOU
ALL
Build upon the past
No more trips
Learn to say NO
Learn to say YES
Seek more meaning
Zen concepts
3 dimensions of change
Health
WiThings
76Kg 68Kg
3 months
Stop eating shit
(Sorry Robin)
Training  running
Nature
Seeking green
Can be hard
Walking
Observing
Mind
Live in the NOW
How
 long
 until
 I’m
 wise?
No tomorrow
No yesterday
Goals exists
Regain human touch
More time with my wife
More
 time
 with
 my
 friends
Fuck time notion
Don’t stress about time
Procrastination
Noise
Meditation
Religion or not religion?
MUSCLE
Ramon y Cajal
Two types of meditation
Stronger mind
Calmer mind
What changed?
Stopped talking
(so much)
Started listening
Less jumpy
Observation powers
THE MENTALIST
Laser focus concentration
Multitasking is overrated
A lie
Typical
 day
WHAT IS TIME?
Human construct
Relative
The more I trained...
High intensity focus burst
KARMA
Butterfly effect
AND A START-UP?
Full of shit
Need to deliver
Need for money
We can’t choose

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