Magazine article Success

My Way

Magazine article Success

My Way

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WHO?

MACI PETERSON, co-founder and CEO of On Second Thought

WHERE?

San Francisco

WHAT?

On Second Thought is a messaging app that lets users take back text messages before they get to the other person's phone. Peterson won first place for the idea of her app in March 2014 at #StartupOasis, , UP Global and the Kauffman Foundation's annual pitch competition at South by Southwest Interactive. On Second Thought was also the first-place winner of the national Women Who Tech Startup Challenge sponsored by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, and New York investors Fred and Joanne Wilson.

WHAT DO YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT AND WHY?

iPhone and Android (obviously), my Bible and Vaseline (I use it as my lip balm).

WHAT'S THE LAST BOOK YOU'VE READ THAT INSPIRED YOU, AND WHAT MADE IT SPECIAL?

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. It's about tactical leadership in the midst of difficult times.

WHAT'S THE LAST GADGET YOU BOUGHT THAT CHANGED HOW YOU DO THINGS, AND WHY DO YOU LOVE IT?

Google Chromecast. It makes Netflix and chill a lot easier.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FEEL-GOOD MOVIE AND WHY?

The Sandlot. How can you not be inspired by a group of kids overcoming The Beast?

WHO ARE YOUR THREE MUST-FOLLOW TWITTER ACCOUNTS?

Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Trevor Noah (@TrevorNoah) and Tracy Clayton (@BrokeyMcPoverty)

WHAT'S YOUR SECRET WEAPON?

I pray a ton.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE DISAPPOINTMENTS? …

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