What’s in a Name?

One of the many challenges of starting a new company is deciding on a name. In addition to coming up with something clever, you also need to make sure that the URL is available. (Preferably the DOT COM version…but that’s another post). If you have searched for any domain name lately, it doesn’t take long to find out that all the good names are gone, and frankly, most of the bad ones are gone too…. READ MORE

Let Them Fail

What is the opposite of success? Sadly, most people say “FAILURE’, however, failure is not the opposite of success, it is PART of success. We need to change the way we think, teach and lead and encourage our children We need encourage students and employees to learn from entrepreneurs – to try and to fail. Trying and failing is a great motivator and it teaches resilience, and resilience is a virtue. Fear of failure is… READ MORE

The Graveyard Is The Richest Place On Earth

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.” — Les Brown Learn… READ MORE

Where’s The Algorithm To Save Lives?

Where is the algorithm that may save lives? Imagine you are in the restaurant having dinner, suddenly some lunatic stands up and starts screaming and ranting about shooting and killing people. The lunatic then sits down and finishes his meal, pays the bill and leaves. Everyone is relieved that nothing happened and life goes on. A few months later, the same lunatic is on the news because he was involved in a mass shooting. Everyone… READ MORE

Stocks are On Sale! Think Long Term and Hunt For Bargains!

For anyone getting worried about the #StockMarket – here is the 10 year POV. You need to flip the script on this. Unless you are retiring this year, now is an opportunity to make money. Stocks are having a sale and no one knows how long it will last but you can find lots of #bargains.  Think of it like your favorite store offering 5-20% off everything, that is what is happening. Hunt for great companies at… READ MORE

Goodbye Facebook

Goodbye Facebook. I am not going to waste anymore time checking you. Call me old school, but if my friends or family want to reach me, I will still have that other time-waster called a phone so please call me and lets set up some time to talk to each other like humans used to do. We don’t need to talk about politics or protests or boycotts or religion but we could because face-to-face we… READ MORE

Angel by Jason Calacanis

I am reading Jason Calacanis’ book, ‘ANGEL, How to Invest in Technology Startups – Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,00″ I am about half way through and… so far so good. He said his purpose for writing the book was to help others understand how angel investing can change the world. Seems like a good reason to write a book. Once I am done, I am going to follow his… READ MORE

The ASI POWER SUMMIT

Build Brands, Win Fans I recently spoke about experiential marketing at the ASI POWER SUMMIT in San Diego California. https://www.asicentral.com/news/newsletters/promogram/october-2017/build-brands-win-fans-with-event-marketing/