I had deep psychological resistance to writing this. I have had it on my to-do list for
months and have been putting it off. I actually wrote it at the end of August, but STILL
didn’t post it. I recall Tim Ferriss saying on one of his podcasts that he has a card in
his wallet that reads “The task that hinders your task IS your task.” My feelings toward
this note bring that sentiment to mind!
I am embarrassed that we did not succeed in building an awesome tool that will make it easier for
you to be a working parent. I know “they” say 90+ percent of start-ups fail, but I am not
used to failing.
Here’s PART OF our attempt at mapping out the family logistics
It looks INSANE, right?!
2. The world needs more women to stay in the workforce, start
companies, rise to leadership positions, etc.
3. We also need our partners (if we are lucky enough to have one) to
be engaged, egalitarian partners if we are to succeed both at home and at work.
4. However, while I believe with all my heart that this is a problem
worth solving, I no longer believe we can solve it with a small scrappy team in a reasonable
amount of time with a reasonable amount of money.
And so, we are bringing the Jugl journey to a close. We have spent a lot of time and money
thinking about this. If you are doing work in this area and we can support you, please do
not hesitate to reach out. I’d be happy to share our lessons learned.
Thank you for your interest in and support of Jugl.