Scrappy, Dogged and Just the Right Dose of Crazy: What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur

At least from my experience, the thing of most importance to succeed as an entrepreneur is at the inner core of a person – their depth of character and integrity, resilience in the face of adversity and the unrelenting pursuit of a vision, even if that includes just the right dose of crazy. At least from my experience, the thing of most importance to succeed as an entrepreneur is at the inner core of a person – their depth of character and integrity, resilience in the face of adversity and the unrelenting pursuit of a vision, even if that includes just the right dose of crazy.

Thanksgiving Musings

It’s been a long, long time since the celebration of the colonists, Lincoln’s many national Thanksgivings during the Civil War or the hubbub caused by FDR declaring the third Thursday of November Thanksgiving to add one more week of shopping to the holiday season in hopes of stimulating more spending during the Great Depression –Continue reading “Thanksgiving Musings”

The Real Reason Girls Don’t Want to Code

I recently sat down for a visit with friend who is running a program focused on STEM, and his insights into the boy/girl ratio were discouraging. “We offer coding camps and courses and work hard to get the word out to everyone. We send invitations to all of the girl-focused organizations. But last time, we only hadContinue reading “The Real Reason Girls Don’t Want to Code”

Katie Szczepaniak Rice: Watch New Mexico Rise

Katie Szczepaniak Rice   The first time I met Katie Szczepaniak Rice, I was more than a little intimidated. She is trained as an engineer – a graduate of MIT with an MBA from the University of Chicago, no less – and is head of the New Mexico office of one of the largest venture capital firms withContinue reading “Katie Szczepaniak Rice: Watch New Mexico Rise”

Inaction is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account

I cancelled my Uber account – not just by deleting their app from my phone but also going through the painful, hard to find process of requesting that they remove my account completely (more about that in a moment). Just to be clear, I didn’t cancel because I disliked their ride service. I loved usingContinue reading “Inaction is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account”