Posts Tagged ‘Google+’

  • Why Is There A Bubble?
    Posted by on December 10th, 2014 at 7:42 am, Comments: 0

    Uber raising $1.2 Billion at a $40B valuation has reinforced the idea that there is a bubble in startup companies.  People that believe that are […]

  • Earn Money From Your Ideas at Trading View
    Posted by on November 25th, 2014 at 6:04 am, Comments: 0

    They say content is king.  If you are a participant in the market, now you are going to have a chance to see if you […]

  • Is The Internet A Utility? (Part 2)
    Posted by on November 12th, 2014 at 8:03 am, Comments: 0

    What’s the definition of a utility? Wikipedia defines it this way-in terms of economics.   The internet is certainly a circular utility as defined by […]

  • Venture Can Do Great Things
    Posted by on October 22nd, 2014 at 8:29 am, Comments: 0

    There is a beef about VC these days that it isn’t investing in the next great thing.  Too many apps.  Some VC’s like Marc Andreessen […]

  • Don’t Have An Idea? Be a Joiner
    Posted by on October 21st, 2014 at 6:30 am, Comments: 0

    In the past couple of weeks I have been on some panels.  I will be on a panel early today at CATTECH VII up in […]

  • Don’t Ask Why-Ask YCharts
    Posted by on September 18th, 2014 at 7:13 am, Comments: 0

    One of my portfolio companies YCharts just rolled out some new functionality.  Since I initially invested in them back in 2010, they keep rolling out […]

  • What’s It Take To Be Successful?
    Posted by on August 6th, 2014 at 7:13 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of people are searching for the path to success.  They want it to be textbook.  Finding success isn’t solving the quadratic equation.  There […]

  • Social Media Enables Small Business To Compete
    Posted by on August 1st, 2014 at 9:48 pm, Comments: 0

    Unfortunately, I am missing a lot of Lollapalooza this weekend.  I was also supposed to ride in a 100km bike ride that I am not […]

  • Can Big Companies Innovate?
    Posted by on July 2nd, 2014 at 7:59 am, Comments: 0

    Facebook ($FB) is a big company.  Can it innovate anymore?  Facebook bought Oculus for $2B. Google ($GOOG) is a big company.  Can it innovate anymore? […]

  • Save Your Body With High Stride
    Posted by on June 22nd, 2014 at 7:36 am, Comments: 0

    I used to run.  But, my back got cranky so I switched to biking.  To stay in shape these days I am lifting weights with […]

  • If You Are In New York City, Love Your Clients; Kapow Them
    Posted by on June 3rd, 2014 at 9:53 pm, Comments: 0

    Love your clients?  Show them.  Most of the time, when businesses plan client outings it’s an unmemorable and sometimes uncomfortable trip to the same old […]

  • Can Google Be Stopped?
    Posted by on May 21st, 2014 at 7:57 am, Comments: 0

    Google ($GOOG) is a massive company.  They know a lot of data about everyone and everything.  They are investing in startups, buying companies and enmeshing […]

  • Would You Pay For Google Glass? Now Available to the Public
    Posted by on May 14th, 2014 at 10:18 am, Comments: 0

    Google glass is now available for the general population to buy.  Estimize has some analysis on it.  I have worn a pair of Google ($GOOG) […]

  • Violence In Chicago
    Posted by on May 1st, 2014 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    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 […]

  • Re-Engineering Old Things To Make Life Better
    Posted by on April 19th, 2014 at 10:05 am, Comments: 0

    If you have ever chopped wood with a traditional axe, this will impress you. I have. Chopping wood is hard work. The axe gets stuck […]

  • Chicago Startups-Taking Traditional Methods To New Businesses
    Posted by on March 15th, 2014 at 8:59 am, Comments: 0

    One of the things internet businesses can do is take traditional business models and processes and apply them to new things to create value. MarkitX […]

  • Mergers and Acquisitions-Is It The Right Strategy?
    Posted by on March 2nd, 2014 at 9:28 am, Comments: 0

    There has been a lot of news about Mergers and Acquisitions lately.  Facebook ($FB) bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion.  I saw today, $GE put $1.4 […]

  • Have You Seen The Spike Jonze Movie “Her”?
    Posted by on January 11th, 2014 at 10:48 am, Comments: 0

    My wife and I went to see the movie “Her” last night.  I had seen previews and then read about it on a couple of […]