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Are you willing to lose 100% of your investment? That's the starting point for any angel investment. As it should be. With no product, customers, and team - angel investing is a risky proposition. (If you're not convinced, even VC professionals have a 90% failure rate.)...

There’s an exhibit of a porcelain urinal at the Tate Modern that sends many people into a Kerfuffle. “I could do that,” they argue and for further emphasis they add that there was nothing preventing them from creating Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans. Incensed, they grab...

Summer SZN is here and I've slowed down the pace of the blog and newsletter. Despite an attempt to take last week "off," I got an email from my website host saying that my blogging software needed an upgrade. I went and did it. Then,...

I've loved hip hop since I was a kid and have always seen it as the canary in the coal mine to broader cultural change. And by definition, this change must extend into business. So it was a (somewhat terrifying) privilege to give present to a room...

I recently read about an insane time hack involving a microwave and a "ruthlessly" organized university chancellor. Instead of setting cook times of 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 - this time hacker types in 1:11, 2:22 and 3:33, saving the their index finger one inch of travel...

I have something to admit. I am reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the first time. But my actual confession is that I'm struggling to read it. And while I can read blog posts and articles until I'm blue in the face, it's increasingly hard...

Barbecues. Pool parties. Music festivals. We’re in that magical part of the year, where we all naturally take our feet off the pedal of achievement and soak in some of life’s delights - both big and small. And I’m in the bonus rounds. With two tiny...

Being a young parent is a true joy. But with this joy comes tremendous responsibility. I look at my two little girls and wonder how I can instill building blocks - values - that they can career with them into their lives. These values need...