Blog Category: Entrepreneurship

Everyone Is an Entrepreneur — No Excuses!

She said, “Not everyone is like you. I’m not cut out to be an entrepreneur.” BS! That’s just an excuse and I’m tired of hearing it. Although I don’t consider myself in…

She said, “Not everyone is like you. I’m not cut out to be an entrepreneur.” BS! That’s just an excuse and I’m tired of hearing it. Although I don’t consider myself in the “entrepreneur” category of podcasts, I am grateful to be on this attached list. People often think being an entrepreneur is about risk […]

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Are You In Prison?

I had to go to the bathroom or I would s**t my pants. But I was stuck in a meeting. And what if I ran into my boss? Would he be in…

I had to go to the bathroom or I would s**t my pants. But I was stuck in a meeting. And what if I ran into my boss? Would he be in the next stall? Would we wait afterwards to see who would leave first after making all of those embarrassing sounds? I ran out […]

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Persuasion 101 for Fun and Profit

This is what happened. The guy got a $10 million offer for his business, which was a mental health facility for teenage drug addicts. He had nothing in the bank. “Should I…

This is what happened. The guy got a $10 million offer for his business, which was a mental health facility for teenage drug addicts. He had nothing in the bank. “Should I take it?” he asked me. Maybe I owned a small part of the mental health facility. I said, “Don’t take $10 million. Let […]

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And the Most Common Mindset for Every Successful Person is…

Bernie Madoff once rejected investing in me. I went to see him because I was raising money for a project. My neighbor worked for him.. As I was walking up the steps…

Bernie Madoff once rejected investing in me. I went to see him because I was raising money for a project. My neighbor worked for him.. As I was walking up the steps to his building (the famous “Lipstick Building” in NYC) other hedge fund managers were calling me and begging, “PLEASE help us invest in […]

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The Only Ten Things That Have Given Me Success

I tried to teach my kids how to fly a kite. To fly a kite you need a wind going against you. The pressure against the wind cause it to rise. Success…

I tried to teach my kids how to fly a kite. To fly a kite you need a wind going against you. The pressure against the wind cause it to rise. Success is a constant battle against that wind blowing against you. So forgive yourself when the kite falls. Pick it up. Wind up the […]

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How I've Lived Off My Ideas (sort of) For 20 Years

[The picture is of me, this past Monday, going over my list of joke ideas right before going on stage to do some standup comedy at StandupNY on 78th and Broadway. 10…

[The picture is of me, this past Monday, going over my list of joke ideas right before going on stage to do some standup comedy at StandupNY on 78th and Broadway. 10 ideas a day works for anything.] Since 1997, I have 100% lived off of my ideas. Some years I was rich. Some years […]

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The 5 Biggest Assumptions I've Made About Business

After starting about 20 businesses and being invested in about 30 more at this moment, I’ve probably seen most of what you can see. I’ve been on the boards of billion revenue…

After starting about 20 businesses and being invested in about 30 more at this moment, I’ve probably seen most of what you can see. I’ve been on the boards of billion revenue companies and tiny startups. I’ve written about hundreds of companies. And you know what: I’m sick of it. I am sick and tired […]

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