Monthly Archives: November 2012

Have I gone crazy?

Quick sanity check.  A few of my friends have reacted to my last few posts with something like, “wow, I see your point of view, but I could never have the balls to post that.” I get why people might … Continue reading

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Confidence is Attractive. Narcissism? Repellent.

Please read this disclaimer before reading this post. Note: this post is I-swear-to-$DEITY the last post about the date I had with the batshit crazy girl known as Jen Friel. If you’re sick of hearing about her, just skip this … Continue reading

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Learn More Faster, But Not at School

Quick comment inspired by this post about StartupSchool. Recently I’ve come to the conclusion that every single college student should be required to do internships as a condition of graduation. I speak as someone who has hired recent graduates, mentored interns and … Continue reading

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Is it wrong to be attracted to writers?

Please read this disclaimer before reading this post. After the Jen Friel shit show, I asked a couple friends of mine to give me their honest feedback on that post. One of them, a close friend for over 25 years, is currently … Continue reading

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Rejection is feedback, but not necessarily data

Please read this disclaimer before reading this post. So… this just happened. The guy in Colorado she’s talking about is me. I’m not defensive about it, just reflective. But first the backstory. I contacted lifecaster Jen Friel a few weeks ago and … Continue reading

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How to ask out a blogger

Please read this disclaimer before reading this post. A few weeks ago I sent the note below to Jen Friel. Subject: I know  how this turns out Hi Jen, I have a knack for getting rejected in really unique ways. Like, just … Continue reading

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Quote from Napoleon Hill

I’m not sure I agree with this, but it did make me think when I read it: Great male leaders success can be traced directly to women who aroused the creative faculties of their minds and sexual stimulation. When men … Continue reading

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Filmmakers are Entrepreneurs

(Cross-posted on my new film production blog.) Lately I’ve been very interested in the film industry. I don’t have aspirations to actually write or direct a film. Rather, I’m interested in learning more about the nuts and bolts behind the … Continue reading

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Overheard

On Thursday in New York, I was walking on 7th avenue to the post office so I could recharge my cell phone. There was a girl standing outside a bodega having a fairly animated conversation on her cell phone. She … Continue reading

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Politics needs more entrepreneurs

As I was going to say before I got sidetracked by Hurricane Sandy… Literally the day before Sandy hit, I was reading this Atlantic profile of Michael Bloomberg. One quote really stood out to me: In medicine, or in science, … Continue reading

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