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Problems with my Secret Identity

It’s not just for superheroes anymore

I have previously written about the Masculine Mongoose and Startup Founders' Secret Identities.

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Now it is time to talk about my problems with my secret identities.

Recently I wrote The Unicorn-Powered, Faster-Than-Light, Perpetual-Motion Time-Machine and wanted to share it with my other audiences. I think many of them would at least be amused by it.

But they don't know who I really am. Some think I am a small white Gund stuffed polar bear collecting colored highlighters. Others think I am a . Or maybe a . Hard to tell them apart these days. Many know me as the odd old guy who gives deep advice on some narrow area of forbidden knowledge.

I think back to the gal falling for the superhero while the guy with a has been pining for her since season one. I remember Bruce Wayne struggling not to cry out, “I am Batman. I am Batman.”

I think I may be finally starting to understand it.



Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.


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