The Money Problem

Money vs. Meaning Everyone has a number where they’d be financially ‘free’. The gap between this number and your current wealth is your money problem. Most people would quit if they had $100K+ to cover their next 1-2 years. This is Personal Capital. Many people need $10K or less to start their passion project. See:Continue reading “The Money Problem”

Y Combinator for Mittelstands

Both of these ideas are on my list of solutions to The World’s Biggest Problems. DM or email me if you want to invest! Summary: Accelerator: Invest the first $100K+ to help new pre-Mittelstands launch and grow. Ventures: Invest $1M+ to help pre-Mittelstands go from $1M to $10M+ revenue. Most VCs won’t fund niche servicesContinue reading “Y Combinator for Mittelstands”

We Need A Middle Class For Startups

Bootstrapped from zero. “Sell a product or course online! Sell services locally!” There are millions of different get rich quick schemes floating online now. The goal here is to secure the bag and escape the grind ASAP. Raised $100M+ from VCs. “Are you a Unicorn yet? Which Y Combinator class were you in?” Startups areContinue reading “We Need A Middle Class For Startups”

The Decades Are Short But The Centuries Are Long

Labdoor is turning 10 years old this month! We’ve been through so much — moving cross-country to SF to join Rock Health, raising a seed round led by Mark Cuban, creating a passionate community of smart consumers, getting accepted into Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 class, fighting multiple lawsuits from supplement companies, raising a Series A ledContinue reading “The Decades Are Short But The Centuries Are Long”

Utopic Live

Who: Ambitious OptimistsWhen: September 2022Where: Michigan Featuring: Utopic Debates Instead of panel discussions or speeches, our main events are competitive debates. Rules: Lincoln—Douglas debates. One hour per topic. One on One. Debaters TBD Three Days to Change the World — And Your Life New Ideas Every Hour No slide decks or polished speeches. Just smartContinue reading “Utopic Live”

The Most Important Job in the World

Goalie, St. Louis Blues: 1992-95 Astronaut, NASA: 1995-99 President, USA: 1999-2010 Owner, St. Louis Blues: 2000-Now Help Dad Rebuild His Business: 2010-12 Make Independent Testing Ubiquitous: 2012-2020 Solve the World’s Biggest Problems: 2020-Now My first loves were hockey and the St. Louis Blues. I started playing hockey when I was four, first street and rollerContinue reading “The Most Important Job in the World”

Best Quotes from the Becoming Warren Buffett Documentary

Notes: This HBO documentary covers the life and work of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, largely through his own quotes. We also hear a lot from his business partner Charlie Munger and his first wife Suzie Buffett. Warren Buffett’s advice can teach us way more about life than just business. Most people callContinue reading “Best Quotes from the Becoming Warren Buffett Documentary”

Public Ventures

How Governments Can Run VC Funds The public should get equity in businesses that take government funding. No more free-money bailouts for billionaires. Public VC funds share in the upside when the startups they fund succeed. This incentivizes governments to invest more in earlier-stage startups. Public VC is a renewable economic resource. Successful investments inContinue reading “Public Ventures”