I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now but didn’t have the courage to write it for a variety of reasons. I kept thinking to myself, what would be the purpose? Would this be a tactic to gain attention since mental health is such a trending topic these days? The answer is that […]

So it’s interesting (thinking outloud as I prepare to write this post…), I have recently decided to return to the days of fully committing my entire life to building a start up. Now don’t misunderstand, I have been on this entrepreneurial journey for nearly 8 years now, yet many of those years I have had […]
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders.Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”“As for the future, your task is not to forsee it, but to enable it.”from The Wisdom of the Sands by Antoine de Saint – […]
SkillSlate Raises $1.1 Million in FundingInvestment co-led by Canaan Partners and First Round CapitalNew York, NY – October 20, 2010 – SkillSlate (, a website for easily finding individual service providers such as tutors, dog walkers, and personal trainers, today announced the closing of its first round of institutional capital, co-led by Canaan Partners and […]
This comes directly from Paul’s 18. A Half-Hearted Effort The failed startups you hear most about are the spectactular flameouts. Those are actually the elite of failures. The most common type is not the one that makes spectacular mistakes, but the one that doesn’t do much of anything—the one we never even hear about, […]
Man in the Arena“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives […]
Entrepreneurial Overdrive – This is a characteristic that I believe every successful entrepreneur must possess. It’s the ability to reach that extra inch when you are tired or feeling like giving up. Its that extra sales call or line of code that you write at the end of a long week or while you’re dying […]
So, I had a cup of coffee this morning with a guy from true ventures, and was definitely surprised at how cool this dude was. I mean, I have met and know a ton of VCs in the web space and many, not to generalize, are so full of themselves that its a breath of […]
* Although I spent a few great years at KickApps, my opinion is as objective and un-bias as possible. I have to say that this was another great move by Alex Blum and his team. KickApps already has solid technology which over the years has evolved and is going through a hyper-innovation period at the […]
So I spoke to Taylor VanAlle of today and thought that the idea was pretty cool. She called it the “” for finding a handyman, dog walker,tutor, or any other individual service provider focused on people as opposed tocompanies.They guys and gals are based in NYC, of course a startup at the moment, looking […]
Yep, I can’t believe that I am saying it but, yes, I actually really like Facebook ads. And there are a few reasons why:First off, they are relevant to me. Because they are so focused on me, I actually like on them and are quite interested in learning more. For example, I am a big […]