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Shooting Free Throws

  Free throws are a free shot.  No one is guarding you.  I cannot for the life of me understand why free throw percentages are so low.  They don’t call it the charity stripe for nothing.  If you are a …

March Madness

I love tournament time.  Especially high school tournaments.  My friend coaches at a small high school in Michigan.  They won the district championship last night. Another friend of mine has a son who plays on a team that is 32-0. …

Take The Pats

Super Bowl Sunday.  I am playing in a benefit basketball game today at Oakland University.  If you want to support FoundationForFamilies.org that’s who we are playing for.  But, really, we are playing for my friend’s son Sam. Sam had a …

It’s Simple To Care of Your Gluten Free Friends

This Sunday is the big game.  Super Bowl.  It’s become something of a national holiday.  Of course, I will be in Detroit, Michigan playing in Sam’s Game.  Read about it here.  But, I was thinking about how America entertains for …

The College Football Playoff

What a wrench that has been thrown into the College Football Playoff.  It comes down to a messy Big 10.  Should Penn State go?  Should Ohio State go?  Should Michigan be included?  Should a 2 loss team be included? It’s …

A Brilliant Thing Happened In Champaign

Yesterday my wife and I drove down to Champaign.  She was in a sorority, and her friends were getting together.  The Illini were playing Minnesota for Homecoming. Illinois football has a long way to go before it’s going to be …

Maybe This Is the Year

Uh, this was a pretty amazing game if you didn’t watch it. 2 strikes, 1 out. Squeeze in the 12th to win the game. Cubs came back from a 6-0 deficit. It’s an understatement to say they are due….. If …

Heuristics. Sometimes They Lead to Bad Decisions

Humans think in heuristics.  They create a process, and they follow it.  It’s any approach to problem solving, learning, or discovery that employs a practical method not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect, but sufficient for the immediate goals. Heuristics …

Ballparks, Culture and Hope

I am up in Detroit, MI.  It’s Detroit Startup Week.  Detroit is trying to build momentum around their startup community.  I am happy to support them.  What’s good for Detroit is good for every other Midwestern startup community. Downtown Detroit …

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 …

Fundamentals Are Important

The NCAA tournament is excellent.  It always surprises.  Cinderella captures our fancy for a while and there is hope for the underdog.  I watch it avidly every year.  Yes, my bracket is so blown up it looks like it was …

A Bet is Paid

New York VC Fred Wilson and I made a bet on the Cubs vs Mets series.  I lost.  Part of the bet was that the loser had to buy some merchandise on Etsy and take a photo.  Here is is. …

Paid in Full

The Mets outplayed the Cubs.  This morning I fulfilled one part of a bet by donating to CSNYC. CSNYC is crowdrising for Computer Science for Every Child: https://t.co/2NjEtHafEN I donated in honor of Mets Victory @fredwilson — Jeffrey Carter (@pointsnfigures) …

All in One Play

Last evening I was at the Cubs game. I guess we can agree the Cubs problems cannot be blamed on the cold New York weather. From my seats, the strike zone the umpire was using last night looked like it …

#TechBetNLCS

City mayors bet against each other all the time.  Fred Wilson and I have made an “Etsy” bet.  In the comments on Fred’s blog Al Warms suggested we go bigger.  We agree.  Here is Al’s comment.  Thanks Al for the …

The Series

Chicago will be buzzing this week.  Truly buzzing.  The Cubs are in the National League Championship Series.  I have been a Cubs fan my whole life. If you rate the pro sports teams in Chicago, the Chicago Bears are probably …

What Startup CEO’s Can Learn From a No-No

While most of my Twitter and Facebook feed were watching the MTV VMA awards, I was blissfully watching Jake Arrieta throw a no hitter for the Chicago Cubs.  I guess I missed Kanye announcing for the 2020 election.  I don’t …