Matt Curtis on How to Measure the Quality of Relationships in Your Life

In Chapter 4 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Matt Curtis answers "How Do You Measure the Quality of Relationships in Your Life?" Curtis shares how watching The Godfather and hearing Don Corleone say to his son Michael, "It wasn't enough time, Michael. It wasn't enough time"made him think about friendship. Curtis finds relationship strength is about surrounding yourself with good people who are loyal and who you feel loyalty toward. From that he is able to gauge the depth of relationship he has and wants to continue building.

Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was deputy to Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He has represented the City of Austin at the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities. In 2011, Curtis joined the Harvard Kennedy School Urban Policy Advisory Board to work on national best practices facing American cities. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.