Category Archives: Just Kidding

Why I Loathe Tumblr.

I loathe Tumblr. But not for the 1.1 billion reasons that you think. Sure, I’m a little professionally jealous that I’ve never had a client sell themselves for $1.1 billion. But it’s not like I had a chance to invest … Continue reading

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The Search for Serendipity…And Why It Matters To Your Venture

I turn 48 this week and like most people passing from one year to the next, I find myself a bit nostalgic for the way things used to be.  One of the things I miss…a little at least…has gotten extremely … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Quarks…the Elementary Particle of the American Economy

Some of you may have recently read about the Higgs boson particle and how its potentially confirmed existence would explain how anything with mass (ie, everything that exists) is built.  Some of you may have also recently read about how … Continue reading

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What Erich Brenn Can Teach Us About Funding of Start-Ups

Who remembers Erich Brenn?  In these blog posts, I’ve occasionally tried to understand, and explain, the business world I see by comparing it to famous people you’ve probably never heard of.  We’ve previously talked about Don Ho and Jim Riggleman.  And … Continue reading

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Will We Survive the Flip-Flop Economy?

I had a terrible vision of America’s future over the weekend. All I did was visit BJ’s Wholesale Club, and there it was.  Suddenly solidified proof that America may never be competitive again on the world economic stage.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Is There a Difference Between an Economic Bubble and a Wheelbarrow Tire?

Sunday morning, I finally started to put up my garden fence.  My neighbors with gardens don’t seem to have trouble with varmints, but I do.  So I got started digging a trench around the perimeter, and hauled out the wheel … Continue reading

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Mankind Doomed, Womankind Wins

Gentlemen, I am sorry to report this to you.  But my prediction, after reading this New Scientist article, is that we are soon to be evolved into oblivion.  Darwinianly, if I may. What it says, basically, is that researchers have … Continue reading

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