Avoid VC’s

If you have to live off your own revenues, it means you don’t do any premature scaling… You have to focus on the needs of your customers to reach the next level. VC backed companies have to reach the VC exit goals which means they are forced to scale immediately even if things are broken.

Your business idea could work really well if you were given a few extra months or years to work on it, but with the VC fuse burning you can’t wait.… read more “Avoid VC’s”

Alone TV Show Strategy Ideas

I am halfway through the sixth season of the Alone TV show and have enjoyed watching it with my wife.

I am not much of an outdoorsman yet, but I am hoping to do a lot more hiking and camping with my kids as they grow up.

I have a few strategy ideas for Alone based on what I’ve seen:

The main challenge is calories:

  • How many extra pounds of fat do you have when you arrive?
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Quotes on financiers

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” – Napolean Bonaparte

“I sincerely believe with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; & that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale” – Thomas Jefferson

“I have two great enemies, the southern army in front of me and the financial institutions in the rear.… read more “Quotes on financiers”

Solving Fake News

Fake news is false information that is shared among people. Fake news includes anything that is published in the face of contrary evidence of that is published claiming evidence that does not exist. Examples are visible everywhere: what your cranky uncle rants about at Thanksgiving, clickbait news articles,  what your gullible friend shares on social media, and what the scammy company claims in their ads.… read more “Solving Fake News”

Vaccine Distribution: All Covid Deaths Are Not The Same

Authorities in many areas are planning on distributing the Covid vaccine to those most at risk first. I agree that health care workers and other front line workers like grocery store personnel should receive the vaccine first. I do not think that the vaccine should be distributed to the elderly in nursing homes first though.

Studies have clearly shown that the death rate is much higher for the elderly than for the young, so why do I think the elderly should not receive priority vaccinations?… read more “Vaccine Distribution: All Covid Deaths Are Not The Same”