Daniel McCarthy (@SirDanielMac) sent me a nice Tweet: Love your mission for Kepha, by the way. Not many VCs these days with a strategy to help so early when the startups really need it. It made my day, and so, thank you, Daniel. And, we do have a Mission and Operating Principles. We’re the only
I’ve received quite a few emails of encouragement from people who read my blog. To all of you, I say thank you very much! One question I get is how I blog. So I thought I’d write about what I do. I find that I blog best in the morning. Maybe it’s the caffeine and
Our marginal income tax rate will be 54.1%: 35% Federal, 5.3% State, 3.8% Medicare and 10% for charities (we give away 10% of our pre-tax income; see “A VC’s View on Charitable Giving”). And, if the Bush tax rates expire, add another 5%. This all just covers wages, and it excludes the coming 3.8% investment
Last week, I went on a business trip. I had some time in the morning, and so, I went to morning Mass. I am glad I did. That day, the Church was remembering St. Vincent de Paul. He lived in the 16th century. He was a man with a very explosive and bad temper. But,
9.27 addendum: The strike is resolved. It seems surprising. Over what would be a $125K of cost a team, the NFL owners have locked out their referees. They’re using replacement officials. Play on the field has suffered. Players are getting injured. Some teams have lost games due to blown calls or non-calls. The referees are
As you may know, I refer to my wife in these posts as The Good Wife. I do so because one of the reasons I fell in love with her was her “good heart” (a phrase from the Scriptures), one filled with genuineness. Anyone who has met her, I think, would also see that trait.