In a few short months, the coronavirus (Covid-19) has wreaked havoc throughout the world. Sadly, thousands have fallen ill and passed away, hundreds of thousands have been temporarily displaced or permanently eliminated from their places of employment, and many businesses have shut down. We are living in unprecedented times. Like many countries around the world, the United States is still in the early stages of … Continue reading Three Things I Predict Will Change in America After The Coronavirus is Under Control
My partners and I just completed a two-day marketing trip to the East Coast to meet with prospective investors in New York City and Boston. The meetings went well, however what I want to write about is not the meetings but about some of the travel obstacles we encountered on this particular trip. I am a very positive person, but when it comes to travel … Continue reading The Best Tip to Remember for Business Travelers
My son has 38 fidget spinners! In fact, his collection of fidget spinners practically doubled on Christmas day because my wife and I bought him a large box full of them as Christmas present. About a year ago, purchasing a box full of fidget spinners and not breaking the bank, would have been impossible. Now, every store we go to there are piles of fidget … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Fidget Spinners
My wife and I went out with a group of friends and family last night to celebrate my birthday and had a great time. We spent a fair amount of time standing around waiting for our table because the restaurant was crowded and there were several in our group (like 11 or so). Once we finally sat down I decided to sit in the middle … Continue reading Caught In The “Dead Zone”
Let me start off by saying that I have nothing against dogs and that in general, I think dogs are great. In fact, ever since we got our dog two years ago, I’ve noticed patterns in his behavior that suggest he might make for a great CEO. To set the stage, I never had any pets growing up. Sure, I had a few animals, but … Continue reading The Few Things I Admire about My Dog
I had the opportunity to travel to Austin recently to check out the city and get a feel for the entrepreneurial landscape there. I had never been to Austin before and it just so happened that the weekend I was there was during South by Southwest (SXSW). I always knew SXSW was a big event, but I had no idea it had grown so large … Continue reading My Recent Trip to Silicon Valley…..I mean Austin, Texas.
Probably the most fun part of what I do is talking to startups from all over the United States (and world). This week I had the opportunity to talk to a fin-tech startup called Copper Street. Copper Street has built a platform that takes a novel approach to educating people about finance and the stock market through gamification. Individuals using the site can create a … Continue reading Week in Review of Cool Startups