IT MAY BE LUCKY

— BUT IT’S —

NEVER AN ACCIDENT

SOME MEDIA STUFF

Alex, Inc3.28.18

What’s Your Unfair Advantage?

My memory’s a little cloudy, but I’m pretty sure this is exactly how it played out in real life. Cheers to Zach Braff for getting me my SAG card and the DVD screeners that come with it.

Shark Tank4.29.16

Shark Fight Over Brightwheel

Mixing it up with Cuban is nothing short of a sport for me and Daymond’s vintage shanking move shows how much he enjoys his ringside seat. In the end, Brightwheel might be one of Shark’s best deals ever.

Startup Podcast #19.15.14

How Not to Pitch a Billionaire

Who would’ve guessed when I agreed to do a podcast about launching a podcasting startup that it would get turned into a TV show? Only someone with Alex Blumberg’s masterful storytelling skills could have pulled this off.

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THINKING

  • An email I will never open

    Foreword to Startup Opportunities: Know when to quit your day job by Brad Feld and Sean Wise Last year, my good friend Brad Feld published Startup Opportunities: Know when to quit your day job, another in his series of incredibly helpful books for entrepreneurs. When I was getting started in the business, I hung on

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  • SOME THOUGHTS ON WHAT THE ’08 OBAMA ELECTION MEANT TO ME.

    [I wrote this post almost ten years ago for my old personal blog, What Is Left? I thought about abridging it because our attention spans aren’t what they used to be, but here it is reproduced in its full, unadulterated glory save a few edits for the sake of clarity.] Over the last few months,

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  • How You Can Help Us Save Democracy

    Like most Americans, we hoped rationality, fairness, and compassion for our fellow humans would prevail in the 2016 elections. Whoops. Since then, as our democratic way of life is under assault every day, many of you have asked, “What do we do now?”

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  • I hung up my spurs.

    A couple years ago, my wife Crystal and I were cleaning out our garage in Truckee when we came across an old notebook of mine from when I lived in Ireland at age 20. Back then, a friend had asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

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