Quotes, February 2016

“The more elaborate the explanation of why something failed, the less likely it is to be true.”
-Paul Graham

“The secret ideology of education: lots of DATA, but never ever any TOOLS – nothing with which to change self or politics.”
-Alain de Botton

Asshole To CEO, #2: Owning Up To My Business Failures

“How empty is theory in the presence of fact!”
― Mark Twain

It’s so fucking easy to blame other people for your problems.

It’s what I did for a long, long time: blame everyone else for everything, and never take ownership of my decisions and actions and how they impacted my own life.

Why I Stopped Angel Investing (And You Should Never Start)

(Photo: Mike Poresky/Flickr)
(Photo: Mike Poresky/Flickr)

I started angel investing almost by accident, which sounds strange to say. Who “accidentally” invests tens of thousands of dollars into highly speculative ventures? Well, I did.

A friend introduced me to Clayton Christopher, who was raising money for his new liquor company Deep Eddy. Their first product, a sweet tea vodka, was amazing and he was an experienced entrepreneur, so I went in.