Peter Minuit is credited with spearheading the purchase of the island of Manhattan for the Dutch from the Native Americans in 1626 in exchange for 60 guilders. Accounting for inflation, that price equates to $967 in today’s dollars. An incredible deal in a city where real estate is changing hands at an average of $1868 […]
Last Tuesday, I chaired a UJA Tech Talk on “The Future Of Autonomous Cars” with former General Motors Vice-Chairman, Steve Girsky. The auto executive enthusiastically shared his vision for the next 15-25 years of driving – a congestion-free world of automated wheeled capsules zipping commuters to and from work. Girsky stated that presently, the connected cars with […]
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Well that was an interesting year! So lets wrap it up in style and start making some predictions for what to expect next year and how we can top it because everything needs to go up and to the right. The bigger seed rounds will continue. As I mentioned in my previous post, micro funds raised […]
I was joined by legendary investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist Ray Dalio to discuss his new book “Principles” including his many formulas for success and the concepts and ideas which define our work and life. We dissect the core principles he used to build the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, along with my blueprint for […]
People love Gary Vaynerchuk. They express it by being his 1.3M+ followers on LinkedIn, 2.4M+ Followers on Facebook, 911k+ subscribers on YouTube, and by over-crowding auditoriums at his speaking events. An immigrant from Belarus, born into a family of “old-school Communist parents,” as he describes them, Gary has hustled to become a successful entrepreneur, agency […]
Technology has increasingly become the focus of education aid and international action. However, much of these education resources are predicated on schools having reliable access to the Internet. While traveling through Mauritania, I saw computers sitting, dust-covered, on shelves because they couldn’t be kept charged, and well-designed education materials unused because they relied on Internet […]
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