Alex Hern is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Tsunami, which is based out of San Diego, California, but he has focused on technology companies too. He co-founded companies, like one called Inktomi Goldman Sachs-led IPO, which was the search engine for MSN, Yahoo, and AOL.
Hern has gained experience in various technology companies as a director and board member. A recent interview was conducted with the entrepreneur by an article on Ideamensch. His company, Tsunami, was created out of the fact of the realization that there was a need for new software applications and or platforms.
Alex Hern spends his day for 4 to 5 hours on the goals for his company and how to improve it. He believes that staying focused on one thing, in particular, is vital and more efficient than multitasking or doing too much at once. The entrepreneur enjoys working at night where he believes there are fewer distractions.
Something that intrigues him is AI and machine learning, along with cloud-based computing for the graphics-intense application. Hern believes that his biggest trait is his focus and that doing it can be difficult for many others.
The businessman would tell his younger self to make sound decisions and to not rush the process because it’s not a sprint, but a marathon. As was expected, one thing people never agree with him on is that multitasking is not effective and is damaging. As an entrepreneur, Hern believes that waking up early and staying consistent is key to the craft.
One strategy he has used to grow his business was working with trusted providers and preparing for the worst to happen for being beneficial as a businessman. The interview ends with Alex Hern confronting his failures and believing that they made him better as a person and an entrepreneur.