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Ultimate Pushup Videos / ffMASSIVE Conference at SXSW

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We’re now gearing up for the 2015 version of ffMASSIVE, ffVC’s annual conference as part of SXSW.  If you’d like to participate as a sponsor or in some other capacity, definitely please contact my colleague Katie Frankel, katie(at)ffvc.com !  Last [...continue reading]

Raise Capital With The Skin You’re In: Blunt Truth from Don Charlton, CEO, The Resumator

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How do you raise capital for your company when you’re not in the traditional social circles of the money people?  In particular, the VC industry is 76% white male and overwhelmingly straight; what if you do not fit into that bucket? I’m speaking [...continue reading]

Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund

Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, is a man after my own heart.  A few years ago he publicly set down his core Principles for living, managing, and investing.  Bridgewater uses these codified rules for [...continue reading]

Lose Weight and Get Strong Without Leaving Your House

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My family and I are in the process of moving to another apartment, and we are thinking through how to design it to promote active living for us and our children.  Both at work and at home, we’re trying to make it as easy and natural as possible for [...continue reading]

How To Pitch An Entrepreneur And Persuade Her To Take Your Cash

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With the rise of a trillion-dollar crowdfunding market, angel investors bundling their investment offerings, and family offices doing more direct investments, venture capitalists are no longer the only available source for entrepreneurs seeking [...continue reading]

How and Why To Be an Angel Investor

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Dave Kerpen, founder and CEO of Likeable Local, just published an interview with me on Linkedin, which I've included below .  (He's the #1 LinkedIn Influencer of all time in page views, ahead of Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Mark Cuban, and President [...continue reading]

How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company

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As the former CEO of a professional expert network, I’m a firm believer in the value of speedy access to relevant experts.  I was excited to see that GLG (formerly Gerson Lehrman Group), the industry leader, is now offering a professional network [...continue reading]

The Real Reasons Adults Love To Give Kids Sugar

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The world rains sugar on my children. The bus driver offers my child bubble gum. The teachers offer a cupcake for every birthday party. The school vending machine is full of junk food; so is the one at the Y. At camp, the counselors offer [...continue reading]