Archive for October, 2011

  • Lean Startup Philosophy For Bands?
    Posted by on October 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm, Comments: 0

    I was out in Williamsburg Brooklyn yesterday taking some time away from everything to listen to a few bands and hang out with friends. I’m a little under the weather though and decided to duck out a bit early around 5PM to take a long walk back across the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan. As I […]

  • Why Collaborative Consumption Will Completely Transform The Economy
    Posted by on October 23rd, 2011 at 1:39 pm, Comments: 0

    I have written about collaborative consumption here extensively. I believe it will completely transform our economy over the next two decades. Whole industries and economic structures will both rise and fall. If you really want to understand what’s taking place here, on a historic level, the biggest economic revolution since the industrial revolution, watch Rachel […]

  • Welcome Rob Ross and William O’Neil + Co. to Estimize
    Posted by on October 19th, 2011 at 1:46 am, Comments: 0

    What a week it’s been already. The Estimize private beta is rolling, data is flowing, bugs are being squashed, feedback is being heard and accounted for (thank you), and we just plow forward. We’re now in the thick of this quarter’s earnings releases, a two week period which will be completely nuts for us four […]

  • What I Found At Occupy Wall Street
    Posted by on October 18th, 2011 at 6:11 am, Comments: 0

    I went down to the Zuccoti Park on Sunday to see the protests first hand. I wanted to understand whether this movement had the chance to become more than a movement, but a platform which might produce some type of real leadership. I also wanted to understand what the demographic makeup of the crowd was, […]

  • Leap of Faith
    Posted by on October 13th, 2011 at 3:04 pm, Comments: 0

    We launched the Estimize private beta today to our first 250 community members. Oh man are there a lot of bugs, things that are half complete, not styled correctly, not functioning properly. It’s a beautiful mess right now. And I couldn’t be more proud of it my team. This is the very uncertain process that […]

  • What Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party Mean for US Politics
    Posted by on October 12th, 2011 at 3:34 pm, Comments: 0

    The Occupy Wall Street movement is growing, this no one can deny. It started as a few hippy socialists a few weeks ago and has grown into a whole movement with thousands of people in many different cities. I heard a good comment today about the Occupy Wall Street movement, the person said, “if they […]

  • Skillshare Class Update
    Posted by on October 11th, 2011 at 3:01 pm, Comments: 0

    Tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7PM EST I will be holding a Skillshare class at the Wix lounge here in NYC. I’ll be talking about applied behavioral finance, or to put it in a less academic light, how to think like a hedge fund manager. You can find the description of the class here. I opened […]

  • Twitter Lowers The Hammer!
    Posted by on October 11th, 2011 at 4:11 am, Comments: 0

    An interesting, unfortunate, and inevitable thing happened to the Twitter ecosystem today, Twitter has decided that it will wrap all links with the t.co link shortener, regardless of whether it has already been shortened or not. You can find their announcement to Twitter developers here.┬áThis move by Twitter has wide ranging effects for its business, […]

  • What Steve Jobs Taught Me
    Posted by on October 6th, 2011 at 4:20 pm, Comments: 0

    There aren’t enough superlatives to explain who Steve Jobs was and what he meant to the world, so it’s useless trying to sum it up. Rather, I’d like to say a word about what Jobs taught me specifically. It’s something I recite to myself every day, and it┬ápermeates everything I do in life. People don’t […]