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The Three-Body Problem: Finding the New Stable Points in Venture Capital

William Edwards Deming once famously said, “It is not necessary to change. Survival isn’t mandatory.”‍These words are profound, humbling and important to internalize. Societies change. Economies change. Beliefs change. Industries change. Everything changes.‍But there’s nothing that forces any individual participant in an ecosystem to change except the desire to survive and thrive.‍The Three-Body Problem (downloadable below and to be presented at LendIt […]

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Music’s Gutenberg Moment

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything” – Plato Can you imagine your life without music?  Very few people can.  The truth is that music has played prominent roles in every known society throughout history. Musical preferences have varied from culture to culture, era to era and person […]

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The Power of Twitter

I like Twitter.  Unapologetically.  Until I started using it regularly I didn’t appreciate the power of the platform and how it’s a true universal equalizer.  Anyone can search for interesting people to follow and interesting conversations to join.  The platform is designed to allow interaction with no material barriers to speak of.  A college student with no real-world experience who’s […]

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To Trade Or Not To Trade? How Is The Question!

Ask just about any Venture Capitalist what they think about a company and I bet you’ll get a very confident answer in return.  Companies are “good” or “bad” to most VCs and fall into one of these two categories based on a variety of metrics like how quickly they’re growing, how much funding they’ve been able to attract, what the […]

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Alpha (fundraising) and Omega (exits)

I find myself apologizing once again for being so delinquent in my posts and it feels like what I imagine good Catholics go through in the Confessional Booth (which is funny because I’m Jewish).  “Forgive me Twitter for I have been busy.  It’s been four months since my last post…” With that off my back, I did want to share […]

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Buying a Cash Making Machine

What if I told you that I had a business that built machines that were designed to miraculously transform sums of money into greater sums of money? You put money in one end and more money comes out the other end. Amazing! Being the business person that you are, of course you ask to see the machines and want to […]