I've always had a weird and complicated relationship with 9/11. On the ten year anniversary of the attacks, I reflect on the significance of the events and other anniversaries. [more]
I've been writing here for over seven and a half years, during which I've written almost 1,100 posts. I've made a few changes recently to my site based on trends I've noticed, and thought this might be worth discussing in more depth. [more]
On the one year anniversary of the day I was told my cancer had spread, I spent the day at the very same hospital on regular follow-up testing. This odd coincidence made my reflection on what was a crazy year particularly surreal. [more]
There's been a bit of a backlash recently - spawned primarily by Jason Calacanis' post - against angel groups that charge entrepreneurs relatively significant sums to pitch their ideas. As Jason puts it, this is an “injustice” and an “abuse of power” – that the poor, desperate entrepreneurs shouldn't be footing the bill for any expenses for the rich angels they are seeking money from. In principle, I think we can all agree with this.
Much of the focus here has been on exposing the bad behavior of these investors, but I think the problem is deeper than that. In other words: By paying to pitch, entrepreneurs are actually hurting their already slim chances of raising money.