Michael Hagele Recommends Stress Management Techniques for Solo Entrepreneurs

Visualize Genetic Programming

There was a marvelous scene in the movie War Games with Matthew Broderick. The computer, Joshua, started playing out all the possible options of attack and counter-attack to win the war game. All the computer screens exploded with action as the computer played it out. Joshua’s inventor exclaimed, “Joshua is thinking.” This is a way for those of us who are not computer programmers to visualize genetic programming. Genetic programming is a method of presenting a problem to solve to a computer, and the computer runs through options for addressing it. It is different from the example of Joshua in War Games, however, because genetic programming enables the computer to solve the problem by creating new software.

Outside Legal Counsel to Tech Firms

Michael Hagele, J.D. Berkeley, envisions a day when genetic programming will be a routine function of everyone’s desktop computer. Michael Hagele is outside legal counsel for several cutting-edge technology firms. He specializes in those doing research and development with genetic programming and similar efforts at the vanguard of technology. It is Hagele’s role to think through the legal ramifications of these progressive technologies. He has over 15 years’ experience in working with technology firms drafting and closing technology licensing distribution and development contracts for domestic and international companies. Read more about Michael on Crunchbase

Stress Created by Unique Legal Niche

Michael Hagele is a practicing lawyer in this unique niche of the business and legal world. He has learned to handle the isolation and stress of being a sole practitioner with companies inventing never-before-imagined products. In a recent interview, he shared some of his stress management techniques for those who may be in similar, sole practitioner positions.

  1. Spend Time in Nature for a Fresh Outlook

“I think physical activity plays a big role in …sharpening your mind.” says Hagele, “Time can be tight, but anything you can do to get moving helps in this regard.”

  1. Cultivate Productive Habits

Hagele believes that mindset and clear priorities improve his practice and reduces stress. “I think putting the customer first is one of the most effective habits you can get into as an entrepreneur.”

  1. Utilize Software and Web Services to Save Time

Hagele listed TSA Precheck as an online service that saves him time in airports. Hagele adds this thought, “If we’re talking about love, however, I’d have to go with Strava. It’s a lot of fun keeping up with friends’ mountain bike rides…”

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