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.

Quotes, January 2016

“Being Loved: the feeling that another person properly recognizes and amply sympathizes with one’s buried distress.”
-Alain de Botton

“Remember, Grammar Nazis: It’s YOU’RE going to die alone.”
-Damien Fahey

“The need to be liked by people you don’t know – or like – should be treated as an illness like any other.”
-Alain de Botton