Knowing I had a long flight today and I actually thought ahead and saved a few articles to read. I thought some of you may find them interesting as well. Each one has a nice little gem somewhere in it. Engineering the Perfect Baby Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children.… Continue reading What I’m reading this weekend
Not too long ago, I put up a short post about I/OWA and why I think it's important. At these similar events I've met investors, team members, and some of my best friends. The picture above is from Thinc Iowa a few years ago and it was exactly that type of event and an experience everyone… Continue reading I/OWA Sponsorship Tickets
# Written mostly after Thanksgiving. Wrapped up sporadically for whatever reason, on whatever flight, or on whatever couch I seem to find myself on. Today it's a couch in Denver after a day in the mountains... In a rented Jeep. # Dwolla is coming up on its 2 year anniversary. There are a million huge milestones for… Continue reading 2012. Hard Lessons Learned.
/ / Written a few weeks ago, at home, during a longer than usual stay in Des Moines. / / There are tidbits from my childhood that pop back into my head from time to time when they are needed. Moments in time that really seem to never fade. Like a perfect snapshot. I’m sure… Continue reading A life worth writing about.
// This was originally written a few weeks ago but I think it’s a relevant thought worth sharing. I’m attempting to conquer emails before a trip to Kansas City and I noticed there are lot of bumper style e-mails in my inbox today // Bumper is an incredibly generic word. In this sense I’m talking… Continue reading The bumpers in your life.
/ / Finished while sitting in a hotel in CA in a town called Tiburon. Mostly written while stuck in an AZ airport listening to a slew of retirees cell phones buzzing. My mind needed an escape. I visited home yesterday for about 12 hours before getting back on a plane. A cab driver picked me… Continue reading Letting go
With all of the confusion, speed, and misunderstandings that life brings it’s easy become jaded about the ways of the world. Today I had a really humbling experience. Someone completely saved my ass, who I never met, who went wayyyy out of their way to do it and did so gracefully. It’s a story I… Continue reading How a Yellow Cab driver saved my ass at SXSW.
Quite a while ago I read this: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20120115/BUSINESS/301150011/Up-coming-tech-scene-faces-five-challenges-2012 And it’s a great article. It’s the Lack of tech startup investment” section that got my attention. In my opinion (take it as such and nothing more), this is a perception problem or a lazy excuse. “Meanwhile, entrepreneurs complain they can’t find investors.” These people are called… Continue reading It’s not the community’s responsibility to find investors for you
I think acting on feelings or misunderstandings without appreciating the unknown variables of any situation is something we are all guilty of from time to time. We make decisions or judgements about people, companies, subjects, or situations without the context to really intelligently do it. I know I struggle with it constantly. In any situation having access… Continue reading We don’t know, what we don’t know