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Amazon Delivers

My wife and I bought a cabin in the north woods of Minnesota.  It’s way up north, Grand Marais.  The cabin is in the woods on a small lake.  It has running water from a spring on a hill, and …

The Ubiquitous Internet

My family and I headed up to Grand Marais, MN for a few days.  Someone rated it, “The Coolest Small Town in America”.  Of course, gonna be pretty darn hot in the northland today.  I posted some photos on Instagram, …

The Coup in Turkey

Wow, on the heels of another terror attack in France, a coup starts in Turkey.  By the way, there is no negotiating with the likes of ISIS.  The only way to win is kill them all.  Distasteful for a civilization …

With All The Pomp And Circumstance

On this day in 1826, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died. Both knew it was the fourth.  Adams said the fourth should be celebrated every year with fireworks and all the pomp and circumstance.  It should be a joyful …

Should You Stay In College, or Go To College?

Over the past of the last year, I have read about a lot of people pulling out of college or not going to do a startup.  Peter Thiel has his experiment with “Thiel Scholars”.  He gives talented kids money, puts …

StreamLink Software Can Save Governments Big Money

A while ago I invested in Streamlink Software via Bill Campbell.  He is a member of Hyde Park Angels and was the deal lead.  HPVP also invested in the deal.  Streamlink is based out of Cleveland, OH.  I am sure …

How Can We Stop ISIS? We Need To Crush ISIS Now

I was as shocked as everyone else was at the terrorist attack in Orlando.  I don’t want to point to any political leaders response, since they are talking their book.  Spy are their supporters and detractors.   I just want …

Flying in a P51

Today I am getting the opportunity to go up in a P51 Mustang.  My friend Dan Fordice flew his plane in from Vicksburg, MS.   He is a big supporter of the National World War Two Museum and over the …

Reasons Why Dodd-Frank Was a Horrible Law

Yesterday, I spent some time listening to academics speak about Dodd-Frank. I don’t think Americans really know how corrosive Dodd-Frank is. It’s killing our economic growth in ways that most people don’t understand. One thing I have noticed over the …

Are You an American? You Are Different

On this day back in 1944, some young men rode boats 100 miles across the English Channel to take on an impossible task.  It’s important that we never forget them, or why they had to assume that responsibility.  Here is …

Finding Your Voice

Yesterday, I was at a political fundraiser for a first time political candidate.  She’s a pretty incredible woman and you can read more about Joan here.  She’s independent and not afraid to buck convention.  I hope she wins her race …

Internet Trends

Mary Meeker’s annual presentation of internet trends is always interesting to look at.  Sometimes you can pull out some great insights into things you want to do, or things you think will happen.  Especially when you layer other information over …

Memorial Day 2016

All kinds of things you can do to remember the ones that didn’t come back.  I saw Facebook had a thing for me to share on my wall.  The problem was it was to remember vets, not to remember the …

Detroit Startup Week

Today I am driving to Detroit.  It’s around a four hour drive.  I am headed up to be on a panel for Detroit Startup Week.  I am happy to do it.  The better the startup community gets in Detroit, the …

I AM THE KING

I love playing Cards Against Humanity.  My kids gave me a Cards Against Humanity gift this Christmas.  It was actually a Hanukkah gift!  Today, May 20 from 12:21 pm CDT to 12:24 pm CDT, I am KING. To be king, …

The Business Blockchain

My friend William Mougayer wrote a book called The Business Blockchain.  It’s a great book for anyone looking to understand what the whole Bitcoin thing is about.  I have blogged about Bitcoin in the past.  It’s highly interesting to me …

Do You Want To Raise Mark Zuckerberg?

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had an article on how to raise an entrepreneur and they used the same clickbait headline I did, Mark Zuckerberg.  I am all for raising entrepreneurs and I think what Mark Zuckerberg did with Facebook …