- Posted by Jeff Carter on September 2nd, 2014 at 8:23 am
One of the fun things I get to do is work with University of Chicago students. UChicago has had a cultural change in the past several years. Sure, there are still the geeks that go there that want to do research. They are on the PhD track, and want to become university professors.
On the flip side are the doers. They went to Chicago specifically because the culture has become a lot more entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurship has infected almost all the schools, undergraduate and graduate.
I met Diana Zink in her first weeks as a new MBA student. She grew up in Bulgaria, and made her way to the US. She worked for the NBA, for CNN and had an idea. She went to Chicago Booth to pursue that idea and learn the academic building blocks of business.
Yesterday, she released the public version of DoerHub. It’s a website to attract teammates, get feedback, get access to resources and tackle ideas together. It’s a way to power the doer within. You can find likeminded people with complimentary skills.
Face it, it’s hard to build a startup. With DoerHub, you can give luck a better chance of happening.
Do You Know How to Schmooze?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 1st, 2014 at 9:06 am
Hey, after being on a trading floor for 25 years you learn a little Yiddish. A childhood friend of mine and I had breakfast a [...]
Is Your Company the Shark, The Stingray, or the People?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 31st, 2014 at 8:31 am
Sometimes you don’t notice change. It sneaks up on you and attacks. Sometimes change happens, and your company can avoid collateral damage by getting out [...]
The EU Is In Trouble, But No One Is Paying Attention
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 30th, 2014 at 6:43 am
My friend Yra Harris is an astute observer of markets. He has survived the trading game for decades now. He blogs over at Notes From [...]
We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 29th, 2014 at 9:04 am
That excuse can work in startups. When you are a founder and your investor or board member questions you about something, it’s totally allowable to [...]
Does Your Life Have Themes?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 28th, 2014 at 7:36 am
Do you ever see a pattern play out in your life over and over? When I was trading, I’d see patterns all the time. Sometimes [...]
Are You Afraid of The Lunatic Fringe?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 27th, 2014 at 8:45 am
Last evening I went to an event in Milwaukie, WI. It was part rally, part information, part networking reception to raise some money for Vernon [...]
Has the Internet Gotten Too Big?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 26th, 2014 at 7:49 am
The back channels of the internet were developed in the 1970′s and 1980′s. There have been continual improvements, but hardware isn’t the sexy part of [...]
52 Things In 52 Weeks
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 25th, 2014 at 8:23 am
Surfing the web, I came across the blog 52 Things, 52 Weeks. Cool idea. One of the benefit of living in the city is my [...]
Hacking Ag-Is it So Bad?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 24th, 2014 at 7:25 am
Watched a documentary on agriculture last night. This one was about organic farming and the amount of acreage devoted to corn and soybeans. It also [...]
How Do You Disrupt Education?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 23rd, 2014 at 10:28 am
When I was at the TechStars Chicago practice pitches, I got to see a company called ClutchPrep. Clutch Prep uses videos to tutor out of [...]
The Impact of Investing. Where Does the Money Come From and Where Does it Go?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 22nd, 2014 at 6:18 pm
The Perfect Pitch
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 22nd, 2014 at 8:01 am
What’s the perfect pitch? Does such a thing exist? There are certainly a lot of blogposts about pitching out there. Yesterday, I was with the [...]
How Far Can You Stretch?
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 21st, 2014 at 9:29 am
Over the course of my life I have tried different things to stay physically fit. When I was young, I was a pretty decent basketball [...]
The Media is Dead, Long Live the Media
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 20th, 2014 at 9:21 am
Yesterday, ISIS beheaded a US journalist. They have been beheading people since they have been on the march. Barbarians bug me. There is no space [...]
Can Someone Automate the Car Dealership Service Process
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 19th, 2014 at 5:35 am
Today I am driving from Chicago to Oxford, MS to take my now senior back to school. She worked at Dough this summer. She is [...]
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge-in Foggy Chicago
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 18th, 2014 at 10:32 am
My old college buddy Dan Morley fingered me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We decided to try out my daughter’s Go Pro camera. We [...]
Why It’s Hard to Get Rich Growing Grass
Posted by Jeff Carter on August 18th, 2014 at 8:00 am
Lately, I have seen a lot of deals involving Marijuana. They approach it from a variety of angles. I am not interested in any “grass” [...]
Jeffrey Carter is an angel investor and independent trader. He specializes in turning concepts into profits. He co-founded Hyde Park Angels one of the most active angel groups in the United States in April of 2007. He previously served on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Board of Directors. He has done market commentary for (More...)
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