Tribute to a great man

Lars Hinrichs is a great entrepreneur and my friend. He’s also the founder of OpenBC the preeminent social networking platform in Europe, and the best of breed in the world (more on that in another post). OpenBC now has a blog OpenBlog and I was saddened to read of the passing of Lars’ grandfather. While …

Focus on the Product

In light of the $20mm to $35mm sale (depending on who you’re reading) of Weblogs Inc to AOL many pithy words of wisdom are emerging about Jason Calacanis. So why shouldn’t I add one. In his what now? post, Jason tells the following Mark Cuban story: Mark Cuban (who’s the best investor you could ever …

Donations from your customers

The Big Moo : Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable is the new book by Seth Gordin and The Group of 33 Authors. While I’m waiting for my copy to arrive, a review mentioned How would you run your business if you relied on donations from your customers in order to survive?” …

Low doc loan fine print

When things are going smoothly a low-doc loan is a great way to get an investment mortgage without the hassles of paperwork and producing tax returns. Beware the fine print. I took out a low doc loan from Liberty Financial in August 2004. These are also called non-comforming loans and generally come at a higher …