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Dating Deal Flow

Off my recent post about where VCs find their portfolio companies, one reader (Valto Loikkanen) sent me the following: "Knowing you like to compare startup/vc relationship/meeting to ‘dating’ etc. I just had to try and put these divisions to those terms, but did not want to put this public in your post 🙂 Dating Deal…

Vendor Client Relationships

I spend plenty of time poking fun at service professionals on my blog, so it’s time to poke fun at myself – the client. My friend Eric Jensen sent this video to me today.  Imagine if you attempted to treat everyone the same way that you treat your service professionals and vendors.  It’s hilarious.

Denver Art Museum – Psychedelic Experience

I took a trip to Denver to see the Psychedelic Experience at the Denver Art Museum.  It did not disappoint.  In fact, it exceeded expectations. What was billed as a "poster show" of the late 60’s San Francisco music scene was actually much more.  It was a trip back into time both musically, culturally and…

Drummer Jokes 101

I used to think that I knew all the good drummer jokes, but lately there have been a few new ones.  (To me, at least).  In an effort to not only attack lawyers and accountants on my blog, I’ll turn the pen toward myself with my top 10 favorite drummer jokes.  Please feel free to…

Getting Love From the Travel Gods

I really don’t like to travel.  This is unfortunate due to the requirements of my profession, but as I like to say "if the job was perfect, they wouldn’t have to pay me."  Being a frequent flyer in the friendly skies of United usually means an elevated blood pressure, missed meeting and the "unique" offering…

Humbled on the Last Day of Teaching

Per my post yesterday, I am officially retired as an adjunct at the University of Colorado.  That of course didn’t stop my students from sending me off in "style." I was awarded two very special gifts.  First, I received the "Most Kick Ass Professor" award of 2009, complete with my own Karate action figure.  And…

Puttin’ on the Leash 2009

Mark your calendar on April 25th, for Puttin’ on the Leash to benefit the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Todd Vernon, CEO of our company Lijit, wrote a great post on the event as he is on the board.  I love the Boulder Humane society and think they go great work.

Brad Feld As Your Personal Chef

Times are a bit tough and Brad is looking to make a little extra cash on the side.  To that end, he is going to be behind the corner at our local Spud Bros serving up the best in fried delicacies. Here is your chance to taste the culinary talents of Mr. Feld and /…

Two Good Ways To Lose Money

One, bet Ryan McIntyre on cards.  I’ve played cards with him twice now, each time he has to ask for instructions and each time the guy pulls good cards.  Ryan, you win.  I give up.  As you can see, Ryan was mature and didn’t gloat.  Two, you can listen to CNBC for your financial guidance. …

Which Sports Car Are You?

I took the quiz and I am a Porsche 911.  That’s alright.  I can live with that.  I’d prefer being a Ferrari, but I think the fact that I work every day precludes me from being the venerable Italian brand. Here was my summary: You have a classic style, but you’re up-to-date with the latest…