Much like Geoff, I haven’t checked in over here in far too long. The last time I posted, I mentioned that I had given notice at my previous job and was going full time on the project that most of you know about already. So it seems like that is as good a place as any to start.
While Geoff is working on an extreme research project, I am working on almost the opposite: a new consumer-facing fantasy sports service, ottoneu. In the vein of Yahoo! Fantasy Sports, ottoneu will provide fantasy games for users, but with an emphasis on niche users and in-depth, hardcore games. Without getting in to the details (and blowing any fun surprises that might be coming down the line), I can safely say a few things.
- The fantasy baseball product I am working on is unique and fun
- Working for yourself is fun and stressful
- It is incredibly rewarding to spend 100% of the day working on something that you are not only interested and invested in, but you truly enjoy
So I have leapt. I am now the Founder and CEO of ottoneu, Inc. Soon, I will be bringing you better fantasy sports – richer, more interesting, more engaging, and much, much more fun. My goal here is to, without ruining any good surprises, take you along on the ride to launch day.