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Grumby

One of my favorite things about the month I spent each year in Homer is reading.  We don’t have a TV here and, other than going out to dinner for some extra fresh halibut, Amy and I end up spending almost every evening at home reading, writing, or knitting (well – she knits).  I usually…

Great Week Off the Grid in Keystone with Books

Wow – I needed that vacation.  Sometimes it just catches up with me and I don’t realize how tired I am.  Amy and I were going to go to Paris but both of us just needed to chill out so we went to our house in Keystone and just hid out for a week.  I…

Mastering the VC Game

Over the years, I’ve occasionally thought about writing a book about how venture capital actually works.  I no longer have to contemplate doing this as Jeff Bussgang has nailed it with his book Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on YOUR Terms.  If you are…

You, Me & The U.S. Economy

I got anxious just reading the book You, Me & The U.S. Economy. Last Thursday, I had a beautiful dinner at Susan and Richard Casey’s house.  The Casey’s co-founded and run Square 1 Bank and have become good friends over the past few years.  During dinner we had a wide ranging conversation about a bunch…

Rework is Brilliant

I just read Rework, the new book by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals.  It’s fantastic.  If you are starting a business, or thinking about starting a business, or running a business, or breathing air, this is a book you should read. There are an endless array of “startup books” to choose from. …