Archive for April, 2011

Didn’t they realize I was on NATIONAL TV?

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I was instant messaging yesterday afternoon with Andy Monfried.   Andy is the CEO and Founder of an online advertising company called Lotame. Before that he was one of the first employees at Advertising.com which sold to AOL for hundreds of millions.  Before that, we were usually on the same softball team at Camp Lake-Vu when […] Read On…

Stop Bullshitting Yourself

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I woke up at about 4am, made coffee, and read stories by Miranda July, Charles Bukowski (from his book “Hot Water Music”) Nora Ephron (from her book “I remember nothing”) and half a story from John Updike before I was ready to start my own writing for the morning. It was 4:47am when I got […] Read On…

How I Disappointed Tupac’s Mom

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I really disappointed Tupac’s mom. Although, to be honest, it was her manager. She wanted to do an enhanced CD of Tupac’s unreleased songs. I don’t know what it was with Tupac. People kept shooting at him. First, one of his testicles got shot off. Then someone finally got to him and killed him. Rappers […] Read On…

Why I Wanted to Interview Henry Blodget

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Last week I interviewed Henry Blodget about the fallout he experienced when (and after) he was going through the whole Spitzer crusade against him. The interview will be online at Businessinsider.com shortly.  [Update: Here it is] It reminded me of  a few years ago when I was talking to a multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager […] Read On…

My Dating Techniques in 1996

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I had no confidence to get girls. Since the age of 12, the girls I most coveted would tell me I was ugly. I always tell my daughters if you want to succeed at something you have to lose at least 1000 times first. So if you want to get good at tennis, be prepared […] Read On…

How Kai Fu Lee Talked Me Out of Making a Million Dollars

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The other day on Twitter someone asked me how to make a billion dollars. My response: first make a million. [As an aside: follow and ask me any question on Twitter]. I wanted to make what I thought would be a quick and easy milion dollars at the age of 20. A million dollars was […] Read On…