The Importance of Why and Cardboard Submarines →
A great post from the best mom I know
Big VC's becoming Private Equity Firms
The chatter about the changes in the VC industry keeps rambling on. It’s an interesting topic and was best summarized most recently by Mark Suster. The essential point: the big VC firms have gotten so big and (at least Internet) start-up’s capital needs have gotten so small that the big VC firms can’t possibly still operate in the venture business. I’m surprised, however,...
Baptized in the Majesty of the Rockies
We’ve almost passed a year here in Colorado, but Kita and I until this weekend had still not hiked any of the high peaks. Finally yesterday the Boykoffs took the girls and we headed up to Mt. Audubon early in the morning. In one of the great blessings about where we live, it took us an hour to get to Brainard Lake, pictured below, where you park and start up to Audubon, which you can see...
Capitalism and the Bottom Following Out
Andy Grove wrote a piece in Business Week outlining the most troublesome dynamic in the American economy. While our economy makes progress on a macro basis (GDP growth, stock market value, etc.), there is a growing underclass which does not share that progress. Specifically we have an elite in the country that holds the managerial and creative roles, but then the operations that support those...
Four Weeks Back East →
Great post from Kita about our trip back East (though I was on it for only a piece in the middle).
How to Lose Time and Money →
An interesting essay from Paul Graham about how we can waste time. His point: it’s easy to be aware of wasting your time if you’re being self-indulgent or lazy, i.e. watching movies all day. It’s more difficult to perceive your waste of time if the waste occurs when you’re working, because while working we feel that we’re serving a duty. But we all need to become more...