Blog Category: startup

Financial Fridays: Basic Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes

I love you so I don’t want you to do these things. Save the world instead. A) IGNORING THE “SIX MONTH RULE” I was on the board of a business where we…

I love you so I don’t want you to do these things. Save the world instead. A) IGNORING THE “SIX MONTH RULE” I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank. I called the […]

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How To Not Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

I met a girl in a bar. Which is the first and only time I had ever done that. She said, “try this”. It was a drink. I tried it. We ordered…

I met a girl in a bar. Which is the first and only time I had ever done that. She said, “try this”. It was a drink. I tried it. We ordered two more. Then two more. Then two more. then two more. I went to the urine-stenched bathroom. I came back. She was kissing […]

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How Do I Know if I Should Take a Job at a Startup?

Imagine if someone asked “would you invest in this company?” Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions. Here’s the checklist I would follow: A) Has the CEO built…

Imagine if someone asked “would you invest in this company?” Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions. Here’s the checklist I would follow: A) Has the CEO built a business before This is not always reliable (Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page hadn’t built businesses before) but there’s an interesting stat: 85% […]

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140Love – the Ultimate Dating Service

It was post-Stockpickr, post-my marriage ending, post-me disappearing from thestreet.com and the financial times, post-my worst-selling book coming out (“The Forever Portfolio”) (see the story of that one and how it relates…

It was post-Stockpickr, post-my marriage ending, post-me disappearing from thestreet.com and the financial times, post-my worst-selling book coming out (“The Forever Portfolio”) (see the story of that one and how it relates to dating), post the 2008 financial crisis. Post me spending the night at a motel in the middle of nowhere at the insistence […]

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The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur

If you Google “entrepreneur” you get a lot of mindless cliches like “Think Big!” For me, being an “entrepreneur” doesn’t mean starting the next “Facebook”. Or even starting any business at all.…

If you Google “entrepreneur” you get a lot of mindless cliches like “Think Big!” For me, being an “entrepreneur” doesn’t mean starting the next “Facebook”. Or even starting any business at all. It means finding the challenges you have in your life, and determining creative ways to overcome those challenges… I believe that creating multiple […]

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