Tag: entrepreneurship

  • The Maturation of a Leader

    The Maturation of a Leader

    Football has a striking resemblance to business sometimes. Despite moving to Austin, my allegiance to the Baltimore Ravens remains as strong, and maybe stronger, than ever. It’s been an exciting offseason with lots of power moves and now training camp is in full swing. For third year Quarterback Joe Flacco, this appears to be his […]

  • Austin, Texas.

    Austin, Texas.

    Back in 2007, I visited Austin for the first time with Jeremy Wright for SXSW. I fell in love with the city and have come back for every SXSW since. The truth is, as I’ve since realized, is that Austin is better when it’s not SXSW time and I have spent the past few months coming back and visiting this city every month for a week or more. As of this past weekend, though, that has all changed. I live here now. I have a job here now (which I will announce more about when it is formalized this week). I have a girlfriend here. I have a built in community here.

  • The Greater Good: Entrepreneurship, Open Source, and a Better World

    The Greater Good: Entrepreneurship, Open Source, and a Better World

    Last night, I was catching up with a friend who is as far from me in lifestyle outlook as you could possibly be. She is a extremely left wing type working for an environmental advocacy organization in DC. I, on the other hand, am an entrepreneur with one foot planted firmly on the right and […]

  • It's Not Necessarily Who You Know

    In the world of social media, there has been a dramatic shift in how business ideas and implementations get done. David Armano touches on it today where he suggests that knowing the influencers will get you much farther in your effort. In that case, it’s up to all of us to find them. Perhaps take […]

  • The Rules for Entrepreneurs

    Venture Files founder and former curator, Steven Fisher, wrote a series last year that remains one of the best of its time. Even though he has moved on and is working with Network Solutions, I think it’s as important now (if not more so) than it was last year at this time. This is a […]

  • Bubble, bubble, bubble – In Private Equity not Web 2.0 (Classic)

    This is the first in an ongoing “Venture Files Classics” written by former Venture Files Editor Steven Fisher. The selections are chosen for historical reference as well as a notorious ability to be right. The original post from January 12 of 2007 can be found here Being a serial entrepreneur I have been through many […]

  • Blueprint for Change: Technology

    If I have not made it clear enough so far, this is why I have voted for Barack Obama. The internet industry is certainly affected by the economy, but it is one of the last sectors that still shows signs of growth and stability. During a down economy, it is important to capitalize in the […]

  • Don’t Quit that Job Just Yet

    Don’t Quit that Job Just Yet

    The economy has everyone shaky, even those in the web space who have been largely unaffected, so far, by the ups and downs in the market. The Web market is largely filled by companies who have, at best, private equity via venture capital or angel funding, or they simply are bootstrapping and don’t have any outside investment.

  • Technosailor Venture Files — Hello World!

    It was a fateful moment when I learned Aaron was looking for an entrepreneurship blogger. Pumped up after a day-full of Podcamp/Searchcamp Philly — drinking from the yet another firehose — I made the promise to myself: it was time to share my 20+ years as an entrepreneur. Blog I must. And lo! A light […]

  • Introducing Ray Capece

    I want to take a moment to introduce Ray Capece, the new editor of Venture Files. The other day, I noted that Steve Fisher, who founded and really pushed Venture Files, has moved on to other things. Notably, he is one of the voices of Solutions are Power by Network Solutions. Ray contacted me after […]