Greetings: If you get to read this, I will have died in defense of my country and all that it stands for–the most honorable and distinguished death a man can die. It was not because I was willing to die for my country, however–I wanted to live for it–just as any other person wants to […]
As we slide into the fall fundraising season, entrepreneurs are busily preparing pitches to show off their hard work and raise the capital to move to the next stage. With that in mind, I would like to offer three quick tips to get your pitch started right. Survive Thin-Slicing. In Blink, Malcolm Galdwell reviews the […]
Cast as wide a net as you can to find the right contractor – assume 3-6 months to make a selection. Strongly consider being your own GC for projects <100K Check contractor references, and specifically jobs in last 3-6 months, and last two jobs. GCs will pitch with a Business Development person. This may not […]
I was enamored of three particular items that entered our house in and around Christmas. In each case they were magical, transformative, and point to a brighter future. First up was the Philips Hue lightbulb I picked up as an impulse buy at Best Buy. The bulb promises 16 million colors and 0-820 lumens. With […]
Brad Feld just published a post called Good Bad Like Dislike that provides a useful frame for assessing and managing your activities. The comments are interesting – one gentleman compares it to an EOS activity that has as its ultimate goal getting everyone on your team to work in their Unique Ability, a term coined […]
I’ve had learning more about blockchain and cryptocurrencies on my list for a while, so I was delighted to see that Silicon Flatirons is sponsoring an event on November 29. I’m hoping this crash course takes me out of the depths of ignorance.