Brian Martinek
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I’ve joined Checkr

I’m excited to announce that I have joined Checkr. Checkr is a Y Combinator company known as the “API for background checks”. It is disrupting an industry of background checks, a massive opportunity in an industry that hasn’t innovated much. I’ve joined as the first Program Manager on the Operations team. This opportunity is exciting […]

Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a riveting, mind-bending science fiction thriller that also has relatable human element at the same time. Our choices and the paths not taken seem insignificant but this book makes you wonder if they really are that insignificant. How could our lives have been different if we took the other path? Made that […]

Book Review: The Ten Year Turnaround by Matthew Paulson

Nonfiction, Financial, Business ​ My review of The Ten Year Turnaround is a short summary of what I liked, didn’t like, and a collection of quotes and thoughts.What I likedI liked how this book offers a framework of how to achieve financial freedom by offering advice to help anyone develop the capacity to creating and maintaining wealth. […]

Advice To My 20 Year Old Self

My birthday was last week. It got me thinking… What advice would I give my 20 year old self? I’ll admit that I was inspired by listening to this question asked by Tim Ferriss on his podcast. The question always yields some interesting answers. Looking back on the past and saying “I wish I did…” is […]

Selfies, Everyday For One Year

Last year I downloaded an iPhone app called Everyday. Since then, it’s reminded me to take a picture of myself “a selfie” everyday at 10am and it’s a fun little project I’ve been working on. The pictures start right before I quit my job and joined The Starter League in the fall of 2012, through […]

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