The Right & Wrong Way To Ask For Something

One of the main themes of this blog is helping people find a mentor or a non-traditional apprenticeship. I didn’t start out with the intent of writing about these issues, because I am not an expert on either one. I’ve never had a mentor, and I never apprenticed anywhere. But I’ve mentored people before, and posted the entire process I used to hire an assistant for a project awhile ago, as well as written quite a bit about how the hiring process has developed in my new company.

Quotes, February 2014

“Everyone wants a better life: very few of us want to be better people.”
-Alain de Botton

“Your actions reveal not what you want, but what you choose.”
-Shane Parrish

“The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.”
-Linus Pauling

Why I Invested #4: Terrafugia

This is the fourth in the series of posts that outlines the companies I’ve invested in, and why I picked them. My goal is to reach 100 early stage investments by January 1, 2018. The previous posts are listed below:

Why I Invested #1: Deep Eddy Vodka
Why I Invested #2: [Redacted] Restaurant Group
Why Invested #3: Regalii

Quotes, January 2014

“Choosing a spouse and a choosing career: the two great decisions for which society refuses to set up institutional guidance.”
-Alain de Botton

“No one ever got rich checking their email more often.”
-Noah Kagan

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
-George Bernard Shaw