Posts Tagged ‘Associated Press’

  • A Rise From The Ashes
    Posted by on June 16th, 2015 at 8:16 am, Comments: 0

    Forgive any Chicagoan this morning. They were probably up late last night. The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.  They have won 3 out of the […]






  • The Obama Trade Bill
    Posted by on June 12th, 2015 at 8:40 am, Comments: 0

    I am surprised at all the controversy around the Obama trade bill.  Free trade is good for everyone.  The less we tax, tariff and protect […]






  • An Empty Nest
    Posted by on May 23rd, 2015 at 9:02 am, Comments: 0

    On this date 28 years ago, my wife and I got married.  I think everyone has a long and twisty road in life-mine is no […]






  • People Are Afraid of Freedom
    Posted by on May 20th, 2015 at 10:35 am, Comments: 0

    Freedom is incredibly scary to people.  They like the concept, but the reality brings fear into their gut.  That’s why I love the lectures you […]






  • 4 Ways to Build a Startup Community: Local Investors Need to Ignore Talks of Startup Bubble
    Posted by on May 19th, 2015 at 5:22 am, Comments: 0

    This is a great interview that Brad Feld did. The whole interview is worth listening to, but I think the first few points are especially […]






  • Is It A Billion Dollar Idea or Not?
    Posted by on May 16th, 2015 at 8:38 am, Comments: 0

    One of the tough things when you seed invest is to figure out if the company you are analyzing is a billion dollar idea or […]






  • How To Save Illinois
    Posted by on April 26th, 2015 at 8:42 am, Comments: 0

    Bill Gurtin runs a 9B Munibond portfolio.  When asked if there were places in the US he absolutely would not put money at any prices, […]






  • Why Exchanges Show the Book
    Posted by on April 24th, 2015 at 8:57 am, Comments: 0

    (the original post I put up was a draft of this one.  I am having some WordPress trouble) Scott Nations and I were chatting on […]






  • Is There a Tech Bubble? What’s the Value of a Network?
    Posted by on April 17th, 2015 at 9:22 am, Comments: 0

    One of the problems encountered when trying to figure out if tech companies are in a bubble or not is that this isn’t 1999.  Here […]






  • Speed Kills, and Can Kill Markets Too
    Posted by on April 11th, 2015 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    Interesting stat by the NYSE.  Turnover in stock trading is down.  It’s been steadily dropping since 2007.  One reason for the increase in turnover back […]






  • GE to Spin Off Banking Operations
    Posted by on April 10th, 2015 at 9:07 am, Comments: 0

    Interesting to see bulky corporates start to slim down.  Hewlett-Packard ($HP) did it.  Kraft spun off Mondelez.  Motorola busted itself into several pieces.  Yesterday GE […]






  • Farming Meets Tech-People Got To Eat
    Posted by on April 7th, 2015 at 8:30 am, Comments: 0

    Silicon Valley is discovering farming.  If anyone in the Midwest was looking for a building block to stick in a foundation for a Midwestern tech […]






  • Rebooting Wrigley
    Posted by on April 6th, 2015 at 8:22 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday was Opening Night at Wrigley Field.  Being the long suffering Cubs fan that I am, I went.  You might have heard they are rebuilding […]






  • Is Tech For Normal People?
    Posted by on April 3rd, 2015 at 7:49 am, Comments: 0

    Built In Chicago is a website that highlights the tech sector in Chicago.  The sector is growing quickly here.  But, I sort of dislike the […]






  • The Great Unbundling
    Posted by on March 30th, 2015 at 8:21 am, Comments: 0

    Have you seen this photo? Or this one from a while ago? A lot of great businesses have been built in the last ten years […]






  • Sometimes You Lead, Sometimes You Follow
    Posted by on March 25th, 2015 at 7:45 am, Comments: 0

    In venture capital, most of the time it is best to be in front.  Be ahead of the curve and the herd.  That’s where the […]






  • Trade Following Apps
    Posted by on March 21st, 2015 at 9:36 am, Comments: 0

    Over the course of the decade, I have seen a lot of companies doing “trade following”.  Essentially, it’s one trader that others sign up to […]






  • Republican Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns
    Posted by on March 18th, 2015 at 8:04 am, Comments: 0

    Republican Congressman Aaron Schock resigned.  Too bad.  He is young, 33.  He had a bright future in politics.  That being said, I think his resignation […]