Business & Finance Archive

Something Called Validation

Two years ago I co-founded a website specifically designed for college students. The site: (Check out my site before continuing to read the rest of the post…or look below. You will understand why)   Today, I see the following article in : 2008 Finalists: America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs   CampusLIVE Jeff Cassidy, 23; Boris Revsin, 22; Jared Stenquist, 23 Amherst, Mass. Will college students …

America’s Management Team

When the media covers a presidency, they constantly refer to the phrase “The (insert president’s name here) administration”. A phrase that is reflective of a group of people that form consensus, make decisions, and ultimately run our country. They are America’s Management Team. When American citizens choose their next President and Vice President, why are they only presented with two teams, of two individuals (although, …

New Ideas – Y Combinator

Startup Ideas We’d Like to Fund Paul Graham July 2008 When we read Y Combinator applications there are always ideas we’re hoping to see. In the past we’ve never said publicly what they are. If we say we’re looking for x, we’ll get applications proposing x, certainly. But then it actually becomes harder to judge them: is this group proposing x because they were already …

The International Game

Who is winning? And at what sports? I’m not speaking in literal terms, but a recent post by Andrew Weissman really forces us to look at the future of business. Business creation, sustainability, and innovation. Six sigma worked pretty well for GE. Google’s 70/20/10 rule seems likes its doing just fine. What new business strategies will emerge….and where?

The Stockdale Paradox

“Retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties. AND at the same time Confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” -Jim Collins, Good to Great Let us try and apply this to our own lives. What could possibly be the result?