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Overview

  • 77 References 63 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Entrepreneur; Devil's Advocate
  • Officially, nada.
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About Me

Just moved to Beziers, was previously based in Carcassonne but actually quite nomadic…in fact setup my bike for offroad touring… 🚵‍♂️🌎😎

Normal people think I'm carefree and footloose. Or mad. But everything is relative.

I'm planning some bike/hikes in the Pyrenees involving secret hot springs and dips in icy lakes. Ping me to join and I might try and solidify plans… or I can just tell you where, if you keep it secret ;)

CURRENT MISSION

Putting it together, pulling it apart.

ABOUT ME

I enjoy life, from rouging it travelling (bucket showers--”whoohoo!) and absorbing places, but also a bit of the sybaritic lifestyle. Mostly I hark from London, but I've lived here and there… most recently based in India 'experimenting' with startup/coworking/coliving stuff, but originally a graphic/web guy who quit to became an overly optimistic entrepreneur.

It's probably fair to say I'm somebody who alternates between being absorbed by work and complacent loafing. I deeply appreciate all things, especially stinky cheese... but not giant cockroaches, and leeches.

http://facebook.com/jacob.jay
http://instagram.com/verseguru

PHILOSOPHY

"Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them."—Epictetus

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

There's mad people here.

Interests

Design, Sustainability, Smelly Cheese, Aesthetics, Cinema, Mountain Biking, Interiors, Photography, Hacking (not Cracking), Bubble Baths, Altruism, etcetera…

  • architecture
  • interior design
  • graphic design
  • fashion
  • digital design
  • street art
  • cheese
  • organic food
  • cycling
  • entrepreneurship
  • software
  • ecotourism
  • mountain biking
  • programming
  • startups
  • web design
  • web development
  • ethical fashion
  • coworking
  • aesthetics
  • coliving
  • artisanalism
  • nomadism
  • collaborative economy

Music, Movies, and Books

Deep House, Downtempo, Lounge, Electroswing, World, Jazz; l'Appartement, Avalon, Paris Texas, Solaris, Baraka, Gandhi, Down by Law, My Neighbour Totoro, Cruel Intentions; Douglas Adams, Philip Pullman, Neal Stephenson, Nassim Nicolas Taleb…

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It's all a blur.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have broad software/UX knowledge and am particularly happy to share. I may even be able to host you for longer for some hands-on training. I can also give input to some extent on branding, marketing, retail, ethical and other aspects of startups and entrepreneurialism.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, India, United Kingdom

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