Blog Category: Entrepreneurship

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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Everything I Learned About Success I Learned From These Ten Sitcoms

Sitcoms have saved my life. They turn my world from gray to color. They are static electricity that shock and waken the boring parts of my brain. And the lessons from them…

Sitcoms have saved my life. They turn my world from gray to color. They are static electricity that shock and waken the boring parts of my brain. And the lessons from them have helped me achieve every success I’ve ever had. Many people are snobbish and down on TV. Even worse, they get down on […]

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10 THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO IF YOU WERE FIRED YESTERDAY (plus: Why I Owe Bernie Madoff My Life)

I couldn’t compete with Bernie Madoff. And, because of that, I owe him a huge “thank you”. I was raising money for my fund. My neighbor said, “My boss will give you…

I couldn’t compete with Bernie Madoff. And, because of that, I owe him a huge “thank you”. I was raising money for my fund. My neighbor said, “My boss will give you money. Come into work with me.” So we went into his work. His boss was super nice. I wanted him to be my […]

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How To Start Over At 40

At 40 I lost my wife, my home, and my job. And many of my friends. And I was ashamed. I didn’t want to tell people my wife had left. I didn’t…

At 40 I lost my wife, my home, and my job. And many of my friends. And I was ashamed. I didn’t want to tell people my wife had left. I didn’t want to tell people my home was for sale. And the website I had been writing for for seven years, had bought a […]

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