Talking Tech w/Bloomberg West

Originally posted on Om Malik:

I visited Emily Chang and Cory Johnson of Bloomberg West for a chat this morning about everything from my transition from a newshound to a venture capitalist. We talked about the tech environment, valuations and of course the wonderful world of publishing. And more importantly, I had a chance to play wingman to Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg and one of my favorite people. Here are links to the video. Part 1 & Part 2.

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I Palindrome I

Originally posted on My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog:

Unironic rebel flags, velvet Elvis paintings, unprotected hunting knives, a Duck Dynasty racecar , snakeskin everything, and axes, out in the open, for conscientious slashers.


Being out of my element lifted my doom mood.

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This morning I accompanied my wife and 18-year-old daughter to a rural Georgia Flea Market. I laughed throughout and lifted myself from an exhaustion induced depression.

This is a 33 word piece with 2 palindromes for my friends at Trifecta They’re going out of the internet business very soon so please go by and find some excellent writers and good humans.

Here’s the perfect song for this weird post from They Might Be Giants, I Palindrome I.

I wrote two books. They got good reviews. The third one, a sequel to the first, Woman Of Troy, is on the way, next month.

The Ballad of Helene Troy, an underdog story about a female musician in…

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The 9 Best Startup Blogs for Entrepreneurs

Originally posted on David Cummings on Startups:

Five years ago I published a list of a  few dozen entrepreneur blogs that I enjoyed reading on a regular basis. Over time, preferences and styles changed. Now, I still read ~10 posts on a daily basis but I no longer read 100+ like I used to do. Here are the nine blogs entrepreneurs should read on a regular basis:

These blogs, read using Digg Reader (both in my Chrome browser and the native app on my iPhone), make for quality, fresh content on a daily basis that I find invaluable.

What else? What other blogs would you add to this list of top startup blogs for entrepreneurs?

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Mental Hopscotch

Originally posted on My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog:

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m not the least bit Irish; I don’t drink or fight anymore, but I do worry and write a lot. So in “celebration” I’m going to burrow through some writer’s block and play what underrated 1980s new wave band Missing Persons and I call Mental Hopscotch.


- I admired the comic stylings of the late, great Greg Giraldo but his bit about people celebrities checking into the hospital with exhaustion was stupid because he just had to take a “nappy poo” and everything was better” is wrong. After 3 weeks of traveling (by plane and car) to New York City from Atlanta I almost collapsed this weekend. It took a 10-hour night’s sleep, two 2-hour naps, and several showers for me to function, today. Exhaustion is real. I’m sorry I doubted you, Lindsay Lohan.

- The secret to weight loss is consumption/portions. I’ve been running every…

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What I am reading today


Originally posted on My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog:

Any therapist worth a minimum of $50 an hour will say that talking through it helps you heal, but the stone cold truth is, I don’t think I have the right words to describe what The Walking Dead did to me last night with their episode “The Grove”. It’s like they punched me in the stomach and stole my lunch money. It’s been fifteen hours since the greatest show ever about the zombie apocalypse went off the air and I’m still winded. The rules of the internets dictate that I start this with *SPOILER ALERT*, because I didn’t watch last week’s show until right before this week’s so some of you are gripping your DVR controller. So, here we go, dudes, plot points are contained within.

all photos courtesy of AMC


Let’s wash off the blood off our eyes and hearts of what the writers and producers put us through. The…

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Walkthrough of the 1st Floor at the Atlanta Tech Village

Originally posted on David Cummings on Startups:

Today we received our certificate of occupancy and opened the 1st floor at the Atlanta Tech Village . Now, the 1st floor is very different from the other floors ( standard floor , 2nd floor ) in that it is primarily amenities. From a buildout and design perspective, the 1st floor was much more complicated due to the hardwood floors, custom millwork, and more intricate ceilings.

Let’s take a look at the 1st floor:

village community center and coworking

village community center from game room

Community Center (Lounge) and Coworking

  • 20 coworking desks
  • Three sofas
  • Two kegs
  • One bar
  • Idea paint walls
  • Reclaimed Oak floors (stained to look like Bamboo)

village game room

Game Room

  • Two 70″ TVs
  • Xbox and Playstation
  • Ping pong table
  • More goodies coming soon

village classroomClassroom

  • Room for 16 desks
  • Two 90″ TVs

village board roomBoard Room 1

  • Room for 20 people
  • One 70″ TV

village board room2

Board Room 2

  • Room for 20 people
  • One 70″ TV

village conference center

Conference Center

  • Room for 200+ chairs
  • Two 90″…

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