Archive for October, 2012

How To Become An Idea Machine

Kelly Francis ‏@KellyFrancisLaw: How do you know when you’re thinking too big or aiming too high (if that’s even possible)? Answer: In the mid-90s I had an idea that lasted about the amount of time it takes to drink two beers. I say this because I had the idea at a bar and it was […] Read On…

How To Diversify Your Life

One time I wanted to sell my company to HBO. The CFO was looking at the numbers. They were willing to buy it for a tiny amount but it was an amount that would’ve taken me about one billion years to save because that’s just the way I roll. I figured I would quit after […] Read On…

Health, Success, Or Family?

Scott Miller ‏@sbmiller5: if you have a startup can you succeed if you place personal health and family above business? Answer: I was talking to a fund of funds manager. He was overweight and had a nervous tic. His CFO once called me and said, “James, I don’t know if this is right or not […] Read On…

I Need a Check For One Million Dollars

The psycho-pharmacologist asked me, “so what can I do for you today?” and I said, “The only thing you can do for me is write me a check for one million dollars but I doubt you are going to do that.” He laughed. I had been sent to him by a psychologist who couldn’t write prescriptions and […] Read On…