Entrepreneur’s advice to others: ‘Do it’
Back in 1999, Speir started an IP telephony company in the Seattle area. In 2005, he sold the company and moved back to Colorado. In the years prior to his VoIP company, Speir ran fishing vessels in the Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. He was a King Crab captain and ran a trawler for nearly 10 years. It was a lot of work with a lot of adventure, challenge and fun. That job gave him a great sense of independence while providing great, affordable nutrition to the world. He took calculated risks and, as he puts it, was blessed for the opportunity to experience the awesome powers and beauty of nature.
Speir’s passion is building elegant systems. In his experience, he’s found it’s the simple systems that provide the best solutions. However, that simplicity is only achieved by pushing through complex issues and delivering great utility or efficiency.
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