Adam Tratt

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  1. 1. ADAM TRATT

    CO-FOUNDER & CEO, HAIKU DECK

    Hi! I'm Adam. I'm not usually this serious! In fact, I'm never this serious, but this is the only picture of me that is even vaguely professional. Sorry for the stare-down. I'm pleased to meet you. Really.

  2. 2. SEATTLE

    IS WHERE I LIVE

    When I first moved here in 1994, I didn't think I'd stay more than a few years. Once I got over the weather, I came to love this amazing city for its small-town feel and amazing natural beauty.

    Photo by .Bala

  3. 3. CAPE COD

    IS WHERE I GREW UP

    I grew up on Cape Cod, home of chowdah, lobstah, and the Kennedy family. Ask me for my top ten things to do "down the Cape" if you're thinking about taking a Summer vacation there.

    Photo by eutrophication&hypoxia

  4. 4. TUFTS

    WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL

    At Tufts University I majored in International Relations with a concentration in African Studies. I served on student Senate and helped pay my way through school by selling T-shirts and running a small publishing operation. I spent my semester abroad in Niamey, Niger, where I briefly became proficient in French and Hausa. I was honored to be chosen as the student speaker at my graduation in 1994.

    Photo by graysky.

  5. 5. MICROSOFT OFFICE

    WHERE I LEARNED PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

    My first "real" job was at Microsoft where I served as Product Manager on Office. My first official product was a small add-on to Microsoft Word called Internet Assistant. This free download would convert a word document to HTML, a file format that very few people had ever heard of. It turned out to be Microsoft's first ever Internet product. I later was the legal industry marketing guy for Office.

    Photo by fortes

  6. 6. "SALESY"

    FLATTERED WHEN BILL CALLED MY DEMO

    Six weeks after I began at Microsoft, I was asked to demo my product for Bill Gates. He called my demo, "salesy," which I took as a compliment. I'm still not sure if he meant it that way.

    Photo by jurvetson

  7. 7. DOTCOMS

    WHERE I CUT MY STARTUP TEETH

    When the dotcom boom began, I left Microsoft to try my hand at an e-commerce tools provider called iCat which was later acquired by Intel. Here I was product manager for a hosted small-business store creation tool called "Lemonade Stand." I later became Director of Marketing for iShip.com working on technology to help improve operations in corporate mail rooms. iShip was purchased by Stamps.com and later sold to UPS.

    Photo by carterse

  8. 8. CRANIUM

    WHERE I LEARNED TO LOVE STARTUPS

    I spent 6 years at Cranium where I helped launch the brand in the US and more than two dozen other markets around the world. Most people think of Cranium as a party-game for adults, but we actually shipped over a hundred toys, books, and games. Here I had the opportunity to learn from an amazing team of tremendously creative people. Together, we won multiple industry awards and sold millions of units.

    Photo by Special*Dark

  9. 9. MORE ABOUT ME

    TO COMPLETE THE PICTURE

    Photo by Thomas Leuthard

  10. 10. MY IMAGINATION

    THE CHEERING I HEAR WHEN I JOG IS ONLY IN

    Photo by clint mcmahon

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  12. 12. MICROPHONES

    I DON'T NEED, BUT I LOVE

    Photo by frt.z

  13. 13. KARAOKE

    NEAR PERFECT BON JOVI ABILITIES

    Photo by hdzimmermann

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  15. 15. FAVORITE BOOKS

      Photo by Maarten Takens

    • 16. GOOD STORY

      I LOVE A

      Photo by VinothChandar

    • 17. ADAM@HAIKUDECK.COM

      WHAT'S YOURS?

      Photo by Bert Kaufmann