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That Was The Vacation I Needed

Amy and I just spent a week of vacation off the grid in Aspen. I ran, read, and hung out. I had a fantasy about writing, but didn’t get to it. We …

Off-grid

A Reading and Writing Week

As my writing progress on my two books – Startup Communities 2 and #GiveFirst – continue to equal zero and the pile of unread stuff reaches higher …

Books

My Early Entrepreneurial Heroes

I woke up from a dream about being in my early 20’s. It was a complicated one that included struggling to finish my graduate degree (yup – that’s …

Bill Gates

Enjoy Every Day

Ted Rheingold just passed away. He was an amazing guy beloved by many. Endlessly joyful, inspiring, and loving.His autoresponder (typos and all) is …

Happiness

Running From Aspen to Basalt

I’m running my 25th marathon in South Dakota on 10/8/17. My training has been going well and I’m now in a zone of 30+ miles a week with a long run …

Aspen

Force Friday

Welcome to Force Friday, one of my favorite days of the year. I still fondly remember watching Star Wars with my dad when I was 11. As I walked out …

R2-D2

People Are The Price of Admission

In my post recently titled <i>Does VC Fund Differentiation Matter?</i> several people commented on some variation of “people” as the key to everything.I …

Venture Capital

Startup Opportunities 2 – Audible Edition

The Audible version of Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, 2nd Edition is available for pre-order and will be on out on 9/19. My …

Startups

Effective Networking

Adam Grant has a superb essay in the New York Times this weekend titled Networking is Overrated.I enjoy Adam’s writing immensely (his book Give and …

Networking

Saying No 100 Times A Day

Given my role in the world, I say no a lot.I get hundreds of unsolicited emails a day, often asking me to get together, invest, or look at something. …

Productivity

It Can All Change In A Day

On July 28th, my partner Jason told me that Matt Bencke, the co-founder and CEO of Mighty AI, had suddenly gotten a serious cancer diagnosis. While …

Medicine

The Link Between Infinite Computing and Machine Learning

At the Formlabs Digital Factory event in June, Carl Bass used the phrase <i>Infinite Computing</i> in his keynote. I’d heard it before, but I liked it in …

Machine Learning

All Human Beings Have Equal Value

Arnold Schwarzenegger says it brilliantly.The post All Human Beings Have Equal Value appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

What Are The Limits of Tolerance?

I’ve had an emotionally challenging morning so far. I woke up too early and was deeply agitated. I tried to get rolling, couldn’t, and went back to …

Fred Wilson

Book: Option B

I read Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s book <i>Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy</i> a few weeks ago. It’s a must read for …

Back From My Blogging Break

I took the last two weeks off from blogging. It was a nice vacation.While I try to blog every day, I don’t have a daily ritual like Fred Wilson does. …

Book: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries

The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries was one of two books I read this weekend (the other …

Russia

Total Failure at Summer Maker Mode

On May 24th, I wrote a post titled Shifting To Maker Mode For The Summer. I had full intentions of making this shift around Memorial Day and …

South Dakota

Money Is A Consensual Hallucination

My favorite Onion article of all time (from 2010) is <i>U.S. Economy Grinds To Halt As Nation Realizes Money Just A Symbolic, Mutually Shared Illusion.</i> …

United States

The Center For American Entrepreneurship

A new non-profit organization, the Center for American Entrepreneurship, launched yesterday.While there are lots of non-profits supporting …

The Pessimists’ Future

An amazing book. But a dark, dark future. Or not, depending on whether or not you believe we are actually living in a computer simulation already. …

Computers

Contentment

Amy and I were at a delightful dinner with friends (new and old) last night who are deeply involved in Naropa. After a very long couple of days where …

Happiness

Legitimate Front’s She on Rock Band

Readers of this blog likely know that my partners Jason and Ryan have a band called Legitimate Front. You also probably know I’m on the board of Defy …

PlayOn

The Loneliness of an Entrepreneur

<i>This showed up in my inbox the other day from a friend of 20 years. He’s been involved in a number of companies that we’ve invested in over the years</i> …

Startups

American Is Pushing Entrepreneurship To Other Countries

Yesterday, the White House announced it was delaying and likely eliminating the International Entrepreneur Rule. This rule is the closest we’ve come …

Startup Opportunities Flash Sale – Today Only For $0.99

My newest book, <i>Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job,</i> is available via Kindle for $0.99 today. If you are a fan of my books, a …

Kindle

Fair and Reasonable

I was on the phone with an old friend last week. We were talking about a few things around a negotiation, and he said something profound.<i>“I just want</i> …

it doesn't matter

Fireside Chat On University Entrepreneurship at CU Boulder with Bill Aulet

I’ll be doing a fireside chat on university entrepreneurship at CU Boulder on 7/26 from 10:30 to noon with Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the …

The Shock of Mortality

In June, Amy and I had three friends die. One was a mentor of Amy’s from Wellesley, one was the father of a close friend, and one was the wife of a …

Pregnancy

We Lead or We Participate

Over the years, I’ve been in many multi-party negotiations. I don’t know the maximum number of participants in a single negotiation, but I’m sure …

Leadership