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  • Startup Communities Are Entrepreneur Lead
    Posted by on October 13th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    At the panel I was on the other day talking to Northwestern students, there was one statement that needs to be highlighted.  Brian Hill of [...]


  • Want to Start A Movement? Want to Change The World? Here is How
    Posted by on October 12th, 2014 at 7:51 am

    As an old trader, I get pretty good at pattern recognition.  Sometimes I am wrong.  Confirmation bias may seep in, or I may not be [...]


  • Questions From MBA Students At Northwestern
    Posted by on October 11th, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Last evening I was on a panel at 1871.  Linda Darragh invited had invited me.  We were talking entrepreneurship with first year MBA students from [...]


  • Is This The Endgame For the Market?
    Posted by on October 10th, 2014 at 8:12 am

    People will start writing a lot of opinions on this with the larger drop yesterday.  Still, 334 points in percentage value isn’t a ton.  It’s [...]


  • AdvaMed Panel
    Posted by on October 9th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Today I am on a panel at the AdvaMed conference in Chicago. We are going to be talking about different aspects of the funding process, [...]


  • Are You Looking For Grant Money? Search Here
    Posted by on October 8th, 2014 at 6:54 am

    There is a lot of pork in grant money.  Just the other day they released a study that concluded women that are heavier have trouble [...]


  • Randomness, Bitcoin and Chains
    Posted by on October 7th, 2014 at 11:35 am

    One of the things that you figure out in life is that it is very hard to control demand.   There are only a few [...]


  • To Understand Crony Capitalism, Understand George Stigler
    Posted by on October 6th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    “as a rule, regulation is acquired by the industry and is designed and operated primarily for its benefit.”-George Stigler There is a bit of surprise [...]


  • Some Shots From the Grove at Ole Miss Yesterday
    Posted by on October 5th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    This is my friend David Barksdale and his father Jim Barksdale.  David operates Spread Networks and is on the WW2 Museum Board with me.  Jim [...]


  • See You In The Grove
    Posted by on October 4th, 2014 at 5:10 am

    I came down to Ole Miss to visit my daughter who is a senior here.  One of the best things about having children go to [...]


  • Ole Miss Office Hours
    Posted by on October 3rd, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Today I am in Oxford, MS.  They have an entrepreneurship program that I am starting to work with courtesy of a meeting with Professor Clay [...]


  • How Do You Get To “GO”? Trust Your Gut
    Posted by on October 2nd, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Fred Wilson posted Paul Graham‘s post on USV‘s site.   Then he blogged about it.  I read the post, and I posted the video of [...]


  • Investors Are Sick of Convertible Notes
    Posted by on October 1st, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Because I run in the early stage community, I speak with a lot of founders about early stage financing.  Most of them raise convertible debt [...]


  • Do You Want to Charge Your Phone Without A Cord?
    Posted by on September 30th, 2014 at 8:00 am

    As my devices get older, battery life is a huge issue. It always seems that my phones last a couple of years, then the battery [...]


  • Do You Engineer The Meeting?
    Posted by on September 29th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    More and more, I am seeing meetings being used as a legal timestamp and not actual communication/action/discussion.  The meeting happens before the meeting.  In politics, [...]


  • Can You Teach Courage?
    Posted by on September 28th, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Courage has been filtering in and through my life this weekend.  It’s probably an overused word.  At TechStars Patriot Boot Camp, I was surrounded by [...]


  • Lessons From Boot Camp
    Posted by on September 27th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Yesterday was a lot of fun.  I met some really cool people.  I hope I was able to help and add to the progress of [...]