Archive for April, 2012

  • MF Global Conspiracy Theory That Might Not Be Far Off
    Posted by on April 30th, 2012 at 5:12 pm, Comments: 0

    MF Global stole money from it’s customers. The government is still sorting through the messy details. One of the reasons it’s taking so long is […]

  • Different Cities Nurture Start Ups in Different Ways
    Posted by on April 30th, 2012 at 8:25 am, Comments: 0

    When you start to figure out a way to build an economic ecosystem, it’s important to do research on the history of the city or […]

  • Monday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on April 30th, 2012 at 6:00 am, Comments: 0

    Buddy Guy brings in the week MF Global scars futures industry. I am quoted at the end, thanks Hal. Books every person should read. I […]

  • An Ode to Elizabeth Warren
    Posted by on April 29th, 2012 at 11:41 am, Comments: 0

    If you haven’t followed the election in Massachusetts, you are missing some pretty good pandering. Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has gone deep off the […]

  • What To Change In Midwest Investing Culture
    Posted by on April 29th, 2012 at 10:15 am, Comments: 0

    Over the past few weeks I have been writing about knitting a midwestern quilt. One of the things we have touched on is culture. Midwesterners […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on April 29th, 2012 at 6:40 am, Comments: 0

    Uh-oh. Entrepreneurs leaving California. Nice of the Chicago Tribune to publish this. They are finally catching up. Kids are cheating on standardized tests through extended […]

  • Midwestern Investors Do Take Risk
    Posted by on April 28th, 2012 at 12:09 pm, Comments: 0

    One of my VC friends from the Valley tweeted a recent Crain’s article by George Deeb on Style Seek at me. It’s a new start […]

  • Contempt For Holder, Not a Wise Move In My Opinion
    Posted by on April 28th, 2012 at 10:09 am, Comments: 0

    Republicans actually have a nice story to tell. The economy sucks. Anyone with a brain knows it is being floated with money printed by the […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on April 28th, 2012 at 7:46 am, Comments: 0

    Moose Skowron has passed away. Met him a few times. He lived in Chicago. Was a really great guy. Last night, there was a fundraiser […]

  • Will Second Tier Cities Benefit From Virtual?
    Posted by on April 27th, 2012 at 9:31 am, Comments: 0

    Did you catch this in today’s Wall Street Journal? In a recent Forbes ranking of tech growth in the nation’s largest 51 metro areas, the […]

  • What’s a Pain Point?
    Posted by on April 27th, 2012 at 7:57 am, Comments: 0

    Whenever I talk to entrepreneurs with business ideas, my first question to them is always, “What pain point are you solving?”. A pain point is […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on April 27th, 2012 at 6:05 am, Comments: 0

    If you love art, watch the above video. Eisenhower was a genius. He saved world culture. Ronald Coase at 101 on China. He is the […]

  • Entrepreneur or Trader?
    Posted by on April 26th, 2012 at 11:34 am, Comments: 0

    Tonight listening intently to the panel discussion I found myself nodding my head. Not because I know so much about entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is exactly like […]

  • Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Move to the Midwest.
    Posted by on April 26th, 2012 at 8:05 am, Comments: 0

    Last night I stopped by the “Chicago Booth Tech Event”. It was at the Gleacher Center downtown. There were probably 100 people there. One of […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on April 26th, 2012 at 8:03 am, Comments: 0

    ^VIX data by YCharts are you buying or selling the VIX? Transparency is great. Especially when it comes to federal regulators. Hey, lookie what I […]

  • Arizona Immigration Law Debate
    Posted by on April 25th, 2012 at 1:56 pm, Comments: 0

    Was reading the reporters notes from the Supreme Court case on immigration. Last year, Arizona passed a state immigration law that allowed law enforcement to […]

  • Cutting Taxes, Pro Growth or Not?
    Posted by on April 25th, 2012 at 8:31 am, Comments: 0

    There is a debate raging in some circles on tax cuts and growth. The reason is that in January of 2013, America will see the […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on April 25th, 2012 at 6:09 am, Comments: 0

    Don’t know if you caught this last evening. Please, discuss in the comments. Shale……BOOM. If you didn’t agree with the CFMA, and think it lead […]