Author Archive

  • A Textbook Case on Organized Internet Lynching
    Posted by on October 5th, 2015 at 8:36 am, Comments: 0

    One of the dangers of the the social internet is the potential to destroy someone. We have seen it with liberals attacking conservatives over issues. […]

  • A Thought On Gun Violence
    Posted by on October 4th, 2015 at 5:59 am, Comments: 0

    The shooting in Oregon ought to turn your stomach no matter which side of the gun debate you are on. I have seen friends and […]

  • In Kentucky
    Posted by on October 3rd, 2015 at 7:49 am, Comments: 0

    My wife had an event in Indianapolis, Indiana that she had to attend.  We drove to Indy, and decided not to head straight back to […]

  • A Tax That is A Trap, And Deceiving
    Posted by on October 2nd, 2015 at 5:10 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday, I read another article about enacting a transaction tax in Chicago to solve the city’s financial problems. There are alderman in the Chicago city […]

  • Statistics and Damn Statistics
    Posted by on October 1st, 2015 at 7:41 am, Comments: 0

    Lots of people like to quote statistics.  Few understand them.  For example, every night on the WGN News, weatherman Tom Skilling likes to get a […]

  • Expressing the Why You Do What You Do
    Posted by on September 30th, 2015 at 7:42 am, Comments: 0

    Have an early work out this morning at City Wide Super Slow. This week, two companies I am invested in were on Bootstrapping In America. […]

  • The Icahn Speaks
    Posted by on September 29th, 2015 at 8:20 am, Comments: 0

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn released a new video.  If you don’t understand much about the financial system, I’d be interested in hearing what you had […]

  • This Market Can’t Hold It’s Head Up
    Posted by on September 28th, 2015 at 7:42 am, Comments: 0

    After looking at the blood moon last night, I checked US stock futures.  They were a little higher.  Nothing huge. China markets were all up. […]

  • A Fun Chicago Night
    Posted by on September 27th, 2015 at 11:31 am, Comments: 0

    Last night, I had a pretty fun night. I’d like to tell you about it because it intersects so many things that I am passionate […]

  • China Isn’t Rising; They Are Already There
    Posted by on September 26th, 2015 at 9:08 am, Comments: 0

    We keep our eyes on the Chinese market. It has performed horribly over the past several months. ASHR data by YCharts You have to wonder […]

  • Poker, Options and Startup Investing
    Posted by on September 25th, 2015 at 5:46 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Rafe Furst. He is running a crowdfunding site called Crowdfunder. I am a big fan of crowdfunding and […]

  • The VW Situation
    Posted by on September 24th, 2015 at 7:41 am, Comments: 0

    If you read this blog regularly, you know I am a big fan of diesel.  I drive a BMW X5 diesel that I bought on […]

  • Your Health Care Right Keeps Getting More Expensive
    Posted by on September 23rd, 2015 at 10:24 am, Comments: 0

    Advocates of Obamacare offered up several reasons for enacting the government program.  They argued that health care is a right determined by language in the […]

  • The Bubble is Somewhere Else
    Posted by on September 22nd, 2015 at 8:06 am, Comments: 0

    There has been a lot of consternation over a bubble in startup valuations.  A lot of people are comparing the current state of tech valuations […]

  • Are You A Founder?
    Posted by on September 21st, 2015 at 7:33 am, Comments: 0

    Please write a post as an investor on how you you look at skill of founders. I bet they are not particularly well rounded at […]

  • Do They Have Skill?
    Posted by on September 20th, 2015 at 9:57 am, Comments: 0

    Please write a post as an investor on how you you look at skill of founders. I bet they are not particularly well rounded at […]

  • Carried Interest Taxes
    Posted by on September 19th, 2015 at 5:36 am, Comments: 0

    Donald Trump said the US should start taxing the carried interest hedge fund, venture capitalists and private equity managers make. It might help people understand […]

  • How Big Should Your Series A Be?
    Posted by on September 18th, 2015 at 9:06 am, Comments: 0

    You have done your seed round.  You raised somewhere between $500k-$1M.  Your business survived! (Yea!!) It seems like you have found product market fit.  All […]