Over BBQ at Redbones, I had lunch with an entrepreneur whom I’ve long admired from afar. The conversation took a quick turn when we both talked about our personal insecurities. This entrepreneur talked about how he came east from the Midwest, turned down MIT when he was offered a killer financial aid package elsewhere, and
Cort Johnson, Jeremy Weiskotten and the folks at Terrible Labs invited me to be on “Scotch O’Clock.” They’re behind some cool companies. “The Scotch” is an on-video interview. A bit off the rails (no pun intended, as Terrible Labs is a Ruby on Rails shop). I really enjoyed meeting them and I’m grateful for the
I’m increasingly pursuing “authenticity.” It’s a hard word to define, but to me it is: “Living life in a way that is real and meaningful in all areas and at all times. No spin, no masks.” So, I’m increasingly doing Skype video calls rather than Plain Old Phone Calls when I cannot meet someone in
I pray today for all the families.
I spent most of Friday at TechStars’ Cambridge office, meeting 1-on-1 with the new teams. I was surprised when one of the entrepreneurs mentioned the Myers-Briggs personality test. She and her co-founders had taken the test and knew each other’s profiles. They accurately predicted mine (I’m what is called an “ENTJ“). Here are strengths of
Fred Wilson wrote a few weeks ago about how he invests his money (more here). I thought I would do the same. A huge chunk of our net worth is tied up in the Kepha funds. For the rest, I follow the Yale endowment model, but adjusted for retail investors. Specifically I follow the recommendations