Archive for October, 2011

The #1 Most Effective Habit

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[This was a guest post I did over the weekend at TechCrunch]. — There was a girl at the party, Ona, who then started telling me how she met her current boyfriend. She just simply told him she liked him. I was insanely jealous right then of this guy. Here was this beautiful, hysterically funny […] Read On…

I Surrender

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I was going to go out of business or get sued. I had just started my fund of hedge funds and on our fourth month in business our main investor said, “I’m going out of business and I need my money back.” Apparently he had never told HIS investors that he was putting money in […] Read On…

Are You a Dirty Entrepreneur?

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The man was crying in my office.  He was interviewing to be head of sales at my company. We made websites for entertainment companies. It started out differently. He had come in confident. He wasn’t tragic yet and the mythology of all of our success still permeated the room. “How come you are no longer […] Read On…

The 9 Skills Needed to Become a Super Connector

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[I did this as a guest post on TechCrunch yesterday and now publishing here.] — I know why I’m not a billionaire. Other than having the consistent self-sabotaging quality of destroying money in massive bonfires every time I sell a company I also have a severe psychosocial disorder which makes me a horrible connector of […] Read On…

I’m Running for Vice-President of the United States

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“Dan Quayle might go down in history as one of the greatest Vice-Presidents of all time.” I said that. “I’m sure after Dan Quayle dies people will realize what a great President he would’ve been.” I said that also. I was on a date with a girl with frizzy, blonde hair, glasses, who smoked and […] Read On…