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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Ping Pong Makes Your Smarter

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Today’s article in the NY Times titled Ping-Pong as Mind Game (Although a Good Topspin Helps) is dedicated to all my ping pong friends at TechStars.  When I was young (say – 10 – 14) and played a serious game of tennis, I was also a dedicated ping pong player.  While I’m left handed, I learned to play tennis (and ping pong) right handed.  I was once really good and it shows about every ten shots (in both sports.)  Every now and then I’ll pick up a ping pong paddle and give someone that plays all the time a run for their money, but I’m too inconsistent a player to do anything other than make my opponent bring their real game to put me away.  As a result, I’m going to stick to Gnip Gnop.

  • md

    You may want to edit the title…

  • John May

    Game on. Rally now has a table.

  • http://robjohnson.tumblr.com Rob

    interesting…I too am left handed and yet learned to play ping pong right handed. and yes, it did require my “real game” to finish you last time. I'm always up for a rematch though…

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      I look forward to the rematch!

  • md

    You may want to edit the title…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rnjohnson rnjohnson

    interesting…I too am left handed and yet learned to play ping pong right handed. and yes, it did require my "real game" to finish you last time. I'm always up for a rematch though…

  • John May

    Game on. Rally now has a table.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    I look forward to the rematch!

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