Thanks for visiting martinclifford.com and welcome!

For those of you who don't know me, I'm an Operating Partner at Point Judith Capital and CEO of Sittercity.com. I am based in Boston, Chicago and New York and have been an active entrepreneur across a range of industry sectors for as long as I can remember.

This web site has come together in response to a variety of interconnecting factors.

  • The first is my interest in web development, particularly the Ruby programming language and the Ruby on Rails web application framework. I'm not a techie but I do love messing around in the code and can lose myself for hours doing so.

  • The second, consistent with the RoR philosophy of "don't repeat yourself", is to use this technology and the medium of the web to break my activities down into a series of prime factors, to save time and help to continually simplify the process of building a successful business. The Simple Wins philosophy is a good example of this.

  • The third is a request from someone who shall remain anonymous for the time being who recently asked me for a resumé. The cheek of it!

The site is very rudimentary but I do hope to develop it over time, making better use of RoR while maintaining my commitment to simplicity!