Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

  • 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 […]

  • Chicago Is Only As Good As It’s Hot Dog Stands
    Posted by on March 24th, 2015 at 9:03 am, Comments: 0

    When I got my first job out of college, my sales territory was bordered by 95th street on the south side, Dixon, IL on the […]

  • Impressions of LA
    Posted by on March 4th, 2015 at 10:57 am, Comments: 0

    My wife and I got out of the cold of Chicago for a few days.  We looked at going to Florida, but it was too […]

  • Startup Company Transition
    Posted by on February 25th, 2015 at 7:32 am, Comments: 0

    Startups go through phases.  Sometimes after a while, the original CEO isn’t working out.  The idea is still good, but the company is stuck in […]

  • A Company Goes Kapow
    Posted by on February 8th, 2015 at 8:39 am, Comments: 0

    One of the hardest things to start is a two sided marketplace.  One of the greatest growth engines in Startup Land is a two sided […]

  • Want To Go To College And Study Engineering For Free?
    Posted by on January 25th, 2015 at 8:02 am, Comments: 0

    The world needs more engineers.  We can always use them. Engineering is a great way to structure your thinking.  It’s a great way to organize […]

  • What To Do About Dead Equity On The Cap Table
    Posted by on January 22nd, 2015 at 7:12 am, Comments: 0

    This is a topic that isn’t talked about enough.  There are few blogs on it.  But, it’s important because it happens a lot.  It also […]

  • Can You Make Money Angel Investing If You Aren’t in The Valley?
    Posted by on January 13th, 2015 at 9:36 am, Comments: 0

    Jason Calcanis wrote a great post on angel investing.  In it, he outlined many of the pitfalls of being an angel.  There are more reasons […]

  • The Best Way to Talk About Your Company
    Posted by on November 20th, 2014 at 6:23 am, Comments: 0

    As an angel investor, I hear a lot of pitches.  I don’t keep track of how many I hear compared to how many I cut […]

  • Who Is The Keeper of Your Brand?
    Posted by on November 19th, 2014 at 8:53 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I saw this blog post from Spark Capital. It talks about one of their companies 1st Dibs, but delves into something deeper toward the […]

  • Questions From MBA Students At Northwestern
    Posted by on October 11th, 2014 at 8:44 am, Comments: 0

    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 […]

  • Why It’s Different For Women in Chicago
    Posted by on September 19th, 2014 at 10:17 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday, I had a long conversation with Ms Tech’s Nicole Yeary.  If you don’t know Ms Tech, you should.  They help women get started and […]

  • Married to Brands
    Posted by on August 3rd, 2013 at 8:40 am, Comments: 0

    John Henry is buying the Boston Globe for $70M dollars.  The NYT bought it for around $1 billion twenty years ago.  I don’t suppose they […]

  • Wow, What A Game
    Posted by on June 13th, 2013 at 7:19 am, Comments: 0

    I was up late watching the triple OT Hawks game.  Wow.  Might have been the best game I have ever seen.  Two teams competing extremely […]

  • Metadata and Networks; Why It’s Important
    Posted by on June 11th, 2013 at 8:04 am, Comments: 0

    We are all connected in some way to some group.  Intrinsically, I knew this.  The trading floor was the best network in the entire world. […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on April 16th, 2013 at 5:00 am, Comments: 0

    Unless you were an ostrich, you heard about the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday.  Terrorism strikes again.  It’s the first successful organized terror attack since 9/11 […]

  • Bullish Capital Market Outlook
    Posted by on March 12th, 2013 at 4:20 pm, Comments: 0

    Bank of America ($BAC) publishes a weekly capital market outlook.  In the past two years, they have been right more than they have been wrong. […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on November 25th, 2012 at 8:26 am, Comments: 0

    ND wins, them and who in the National Championship game.  Bama would be a 10 point favorite. It’s not innovation until you turn ideas into […]