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October 16, 2013
Improving the Chicago Startup Ecosystem – A Simple Answer

In The September 3rd edition of Crain’s Chicago Business, I was quoted along side a small headshot in an article titled:  Startup Psych 101: Embrace risk – and don’t fear failure. In the short blurb associated with me I was quoted as saying there is a bit of a moat around Chicago.  I thought I [...]

August 30, 2013
Disrupting the Disruptors

Harvard’s Clayton Christensen caused a major, if not tsunamic wave to wash across the shores of industry with his book The Innovator’s dilemma. Though published over fifteen years ago, the concept of “Disruptive Technologies” is more pertinent than ever – especially when it comes to the field of Startup or Venture investing Starting in 2007 [...]

March 22, 2013
Startups and the American Dream

Do we dare even speak of the American Dream anymore?  Do the lofty ideals of our founding fathers give way in the face of the harsh realities of these modern times?  These times when disillusionment and alienation from our society seemingly run rampant amongst young and old alike? The answers to these questions, like the [...]