This article was published on August 26, 2015

Love startups but don’t know skateboarding? You still need to listen to Rodney Mullen


Love startups but don’t know skateboarding? You still need to listen to Rodney Mullen
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Rodney Mullen will be at this year’s Web Summit in Dublin. His presence alone makes the event worth attending – even if it’s teasing the idea of leaving Dublin entirely.

Mullen is arguably the greatest skateboarder of all time and his thoughts on creativity and genius will teach you more than a thousand management books. Watch the clip from ‘Bones Brigade: An Autobiography’ below to see why:

Oh and if you’re someone who just gets turned on by cash, think of this – Mullen was the principle investor in World Industries which was sold for $46 million in 2002. He also holds patents for innovative truck designs.

Yeah, it’s safe to say I’m a Rodney Mullen fan. You should be too.