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Why I Take a Week Off the Grid

My TEDxBoulder presentation on The Quarterly Week Off The Grid was recently posted on YouTube. I participated in TEDxBoulder on August 7th and it was an awesome Saturday evening in Boulder. Most of the talks were dynamite—the worst ones were merely good. If you are interested in work-life balance, this is one of my favorite algorithms for it. The video of my presentation follows.

If you've heard me talk about this before, you'll recognize some of my schtick. You'll also recognize this from the first chapter of Theme 7 of Do More Faster (Work-Life Balance). And if you were at Chicago's Startup Mixology today you'll recognize pieces of this discussion. But there are a few new gems in here that I had forgotten I'd used.

On my next Quarterly Week Off The Grid I'm going to eat less and exercise more. Man that belly looks unflattering in this video.

Reprinted from Feld Thoughts

Brad Feld is a managing director at Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. He invests in software and Internet companies around the U.S., runs marathons, and reads a lot. Follow him at