It was a joy to talk with Pavel Bains, founder of a new iPad app for children called Storypanda. There are so many interesting facets to Pavel, whether it’s his love for some old school music like New Jack Swing, his work experience at Disney Interactive and for a Vancouver restaurant group or the many lessons sports taught him about competition and how it honed his own competitive spirit. Pavel loves competing in this game of life and a couple minutes on the phone with him exposed his enthusiasm and I think I’ve been infected. That’s a good thing. I hope you can catch some of his start up spirit by merely reading his words. After reading the interview, Pavel would love to read your comments and I bet he’ll respond. He’s just that kind of guy.
Weeks in the making, this interview is filled with inspiration and insight from one of the most creative people I’ve ever met. Roger has been writing code since the fifth grade. He sold an app company to Zynga in 2006. He is now out on his own, finding startup companies he believes can be the next big thing. He helps many with money, he helps others with advice. Roger Dickey is a man who is leaving his mark on Silicon Valley. If you have a chance to catch Roger at a conference near you, get in there, listen, take notes and heed his advice to create, create, create. Enjoy this interview. I hope you get a glimpse of Roger Dickey that you may not have seen in other interviews you’ve read or watched online.