The Obama Economic Miracle
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 16th, 2015 at 5:42 pm
Backers of the President like to point out this chart as the definitive one. SPY data by YCharts All well and good. The real damage […]
Studying Computer Science
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 16th, 2015 at 7:30 am
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said all kids in NYC public schools must study computer science within the next ten years. It’s a lofty […]
Consumer Jumps Into B2B: B2B Jumps Into Consumer
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 15th, 2015 at 8:21 am
A lot of times innovation happens in one silo and jumps over the fence to another. For example, there were consumer social media sites and […]
Do You Have Faith in the Government to Solve Problems?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 14th, 2015 at 9:05 am
When I talk to people about startup trends, I highlight some of the major trends that are sweeping through the world. You might have heard […]
Ways To Build Culture
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 13th, 2015 at 8:31 am
There is a lot of talk about culture in companies, but it’s often hard to build. Even major corporations struggle with corporate culture. You might […]
10 Reasons Angels Get Tired
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 12th, 2015 at 9:32 am
Brad Feld penned a post about angels being tapped out. Others are seeing angel activity slow down, especially in Silicon Valley where the majority of […]
Quick Thoughts on 9/11
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 10th, 2015 at 4:17 pm
It was 14 years ago. We are starting to get away from it. The children that lost parents that day now are looking at adolescence […]
Some Thoughts on Startup Valuation
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 10th, 2015 at 10:03 am
How does someone value a startup? It’s an excellent question. The startup valuation math is a dark science. It seems more like tarot card reading […]
Credentials, Who Needs ‘Em?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 9th, 2015 at 10:13 am
Albert Wenger had a great post about the credentials needed for college. He home schools his children, and they are starting to look at schools. […]
When Will Star Wars Be Like Real Life?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 8th, 2015 at 7:30 am
Gizmodo had an article about a new Star Wars toy that is really cool. No doubt, offices around the world will be buzzing with this […]
One Reason Why It’s Harder to Build Wealth
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 7th, 2015 at 10:16 am
It’s Labor Day and it’s a traditional union holiday. Personally, I don’t care for unions. I especially don’t care for the public labor unions. To […]
Is the Presidency a Standardized Test?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 6th, 2015 at 11:27 am
I was watching some of the Sunday morning news shows. They all want to talk about Donald Trump’s interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trump didn’t know […]
What’s the Most Powerful Invention Ever That Is Reshaping Society?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 6th, 2015 at 9:26 am
The other day I gave a short talk on the Chicago startup scene to some financial planners. During the chat, I asked the headline question. […]
Our History Defines Us
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 5th, 2015 at 8:00 am
Was reading a blurb about another Jewish family trying to recapture their stolen art. The Nazis raped and pillaged their way through Europe. My friend […]
And So It Begins
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 4th, 2015 at 8:21 am
“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political […]
Are Market Black Swans Like Startup Unicorns?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 3rd, 2015 at 7:07 am
The stock market has had a bit of turmoil the last couple of weeks. It was reported that Nassim Taleb’s fund made $1B dollars in […]
Is Software Eating the Market?
Posted by Jeff Carter on September 2nd, 2015 at 9:25 am
One of the great investing themes of our time is “Software is eating the world”. Most of the time we think of this in terms […]
Jeffrey Carter is an angel investor and independent trader. He specializes in turning concepts into profits. He co-founded Hyde Park Angels one of the most active angel groups in the United States in April of 2007. He previously served on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Board of Directors. He has done market commentary for (More...)