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  • Off The Grid
    Posted by on July 31st, 2015 at 5:08 am, Comments: 0

    We left Chicago even though Lollapalooza was going on.  It happens to be across the street from where I live.  It gets really touristy where […]






  • 7 Ways Dabble.Co Makes You Interesting
    Posted by on July 30th, 2015 at 5:25 am, Comments: 0

    “What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years”-@cdixon Chris Dixon, VC at A16Z […]






  • Chicago; Startup City
    Posted by on July 29th, 2015 at 9:55 am, Comments: 0

    Compass put out a report on startup hubs.  It’s pretty thorough.  I learned some things I didn’t know and confirmed some gut feels I had. […]






  • The Myth of the Robotic Investor
    Posted by on July 28th, 2015 at 8:33 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I left a comment on Albert’s blog and he told me to turn it into a blogpost.   Eugene Fama postulated that investors are […]






  • The Bag Holders Are Fully In Place
    Posted by on July 27th, 2015 at 7:53 am, Comments: 0

    The Chinese manipulation of their market didn’t last long. 20 days. Now they have run out of buyers and they cannot attract foreign capital because […]






  • Are You What You Eat?
    Posted by on July 26th, 2015 at 9:36 am, Comments: 0

    Soup. A photo posted by Jeff Carter (@pointsnfigures) on Jul 25, 2015 at 4:34pm PDT Last evening, my wife and I went to a dinner […]






  • End Corporate Welfare
    Posted by on July 25th, 2015 at 7:40 am, Comments: 0

    In conservative circles, there always is a lot of talk about welfare spending and entitlements. Entitlements are now 63% of the federal budget and with […]






  • The Top Ten Angel Mistakes; And Top Ten Best Practices
    Posted by on July 24th, 2015 at 8:35 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday the angel organization that I co-founded and had a big part in building had its annual meeting.   David Rose was our keynote speaker. […]






  • Pitching Your Project
    Posted by on July 23rd, 2015 at 9:43 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I wrote about the transition.  Today I want to speak to that community that wants to pitch a project.   When the trading floors […]






  • The Transition
    Posted by on July 22nd, 2015 at 7:42 am, Comments: 0

    Last night, I “debated” Emile Cambry at a Battleship event.  Emile runs Blue 1647.  Our topic was bootstrapping versus raising money.  I wrote about it […]






  • Society Hasn’t Adjusted to Longer Lifespans
    Posted by on July 21st, 2015 at 7:21 am, Comments: 0

    Capitalism has worked to extend life. Startups are working on making life last longer. Startups are working on cures for what ails old people. We […]






  • Dodd-Frank; Total Fail
    Posted by on July 20th, 2015 at 7:22 am, Comments: 0

    It’s been five years since Dodd-Frank was enacted.  The law re-regulated financial markets.  Feel safer?  Not so much.  One of the problems with this kind […]






  • What’s The True Economic Cost?
    Posted by on July 19th, 2015 at 9:53 am, Comments: 0

    When a company makes a decision about something, it looks at the cost of manufacturing and marketing the widget. It also looks at the opportunity […]






  • Disrupting Government
    Posted by on July 18th, 2015 at 8:46 am, Comments: 0

    I have been watching Uber blow up governments all across the world.  In France, taxi drivers didn’t like their cartel being upset, and became violent […]






  • Up in Michigan
    Posted by on July 17th, 2015 at 9:14 am, Comments: 0

    Last evening, my wife and I drove over to Michigan.  The eastern shore of Michigan is Chicago’s version of New York’s Hamptons.  Except without all […]






  • “Arguing in Favor of the Tax Increase Were Several County Employees and Union Leaders”
    Posted by on July 16th, 2015 at 7:30 am, Comments: 0

    The title for this blogpost is a quote directly out of a story in the Chicago Sun Times.  Of course, members of the public, heretofore […]






  • A Tale of Two Parties
    Posted by on July 15th, 2015 at 7:39 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of folks are making fun of the Republican scrum for the Presidential nomination.  16 announced candidates with 2 more likely.  Only 1 can […]






  • Hillary Skewers the Gig Economy
    Posted by on July 14th, 2015 at 8:48 am, Comments: 0

    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wrote an oped in blogpost form at the Wall Street Journal.  Clearly, this was an economic policy stump speech.  In it, […]