Posts tagged Chicago Sun Times

Competition is the Whetstone That Makes Us Better

America was founded by people that were fond of competition.  One of the problems I see with America today is we have lost our appetite for competition in many ways.  It starts early.  Everyone gets a trophy.  Everyone is special. …






How To Find Your Way in Chicago

Chicago is the fourth third largest city in America.   Since I co-founded Hyde Park Angels in April of 2007, the startup community here has changed rapidly.  It’s no longer the city of Paddy Bauler who said, “We don’t want nobody …






Let’s Do Good Together!

Yesterday Public Good Software announced their $1.6M seed round.  I am an investor in that round.   One of the cool things about doing the diligence for the company was getting to know both founders.  Additionally, I was able to …






Does A Library Have Economic Impact?

There is buzz in Chicago as the University of Chicago finalizes its bid for the Obama Presidential Library.  Columbia University in NYC is bidding, as is the University of Hawaii.  No word yet on the Golf Hall of Fame in …






What’s Next In Startups?

We have seen the past in startups.  Facebook and all the social networks.  What’s next?  My friend William Mougayer says decentralized Peer to Peer marketplaces.  He might be right.  What gets us there?  Various things like cloud based web technology …






Violence In Chicago

In a recent study about building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, one of the interesting things to me was why college grads choose not to come to Chicago to work.  The knee jerk opinion is the weather.  California and New York have …






Cheap Shot By the Media on Political Hopeful

In our dysfunctional political climate, one of the laments people on both sides have is, “Why can’t anyone good run?”. If you saw an article in the Chicago Tribune you know why.  Not going to link to the piece because …






Married to Brands

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 were wearing white linen suits when they did it. Unless there is an imminent online …






65 Years Ago, August 14; V-J Day

Amazingly, neither the Chicago Tribune, nor the Chicago Sun Times saw fit to print the following editorial in their newspapers. They felt they only wanted to handle local issues. Apparently, honoring a generation that allowed them to keep their right to …