Archives / January, 2016

Computer Science For All

This morning, President Obama and the White House made an awesome announcement of a new initiative called Computer Science for All. The goal is to empower a generation of American students with the computer science skills they need to thrive in a digital economy. NCWIT (where I’m the chair of the board) is deeply involved in this….

Are You Interested In The Blockchain?

If you are interested in the blockchain or bitcoin, go support William Mougayar’s new Kickstarter The Business Blockchain Books. William is writing two books on the blockchain. We had early discussions with him about doing them via FG Press, but since we’ve decided to shut down FG Press (more on that in a later post) we encouraged…

Apply For Grants From The Techstars Foundation

The current grant cycle for the Techstars Foundation is now open. We are providing grants, scholarships, and sponsorships to underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship, including women and minorities. Apply here. And, if you want to contribute financially to support the mission of the foundation (a 501c3) – donate here.

Load Balancing Between VC Partners

I woke up this morning in Fort Worth, Texas. For the first minute I wasn’t really sure where was I but it eventually snapped into focus. This happens to me periodically when I travel. I’ve got a stretch where I’m on the road a lot. Fortunately, I’ve got amazing partners. I was reflecting on this…

Fear Is In The Air

Or at least on the blogs and in the mainstream media. It’s kind of amazing to me how two shitty weeks in the public markets can impact how every one thinks and talks about things. I know the early presidential campaign is impacting this. The amount of vitriol, hatred, and fear that is coming out…

Book: Open (Andre Agassi Autobiography)

Last week was full and intense, so I woke up tired yesterday and decided to take a digital sabbath. I had breakfast with Amy, continued reading Open by Andre Agassi (which I had started one night earlier in the week before going to sleep), napped, read some more, napped, went for a run, watched the end…

Help Tim Ferriss Support Research on Depression

Tim Ferriss is running a Crowdrise campaign to fund research for the treatment of major depression at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Join me in supporting him.

Running With The CEO

I’m a solo runner. While I regularly get asked to go on runs with other people, I almost always decline, as one of my great joys is to run alone. There is one exception – I love to run with CEOs and founders of companies. There are some great stories about the outcomes from these,…

All My Comm Channels

I realized yesterday, as I was driving to Denver, that my comm channels shifted again after I returned from sabbatical in December. This happens periodically, mostly as a result of me taking some time away and changing things up on re-entry. The largest change is that I’m batching my email. Rather than reading and responding to…

Boxing in Boulder

I spent an hour yesterday at The Corner Boxing Club. I spent an hour with Carrie Barry (the founder) learning the very, very, very basics. And I got an incredible workout that had me in bed reading – after a bath – by 9pm. I love trying new things. Often, I only do something once if…