Recently, I joined Matt Mazzeo's Jam Session community on Geneva. It's a great collection of techies/VCs/writers and other interesting people shooting the shit on all kinds of topics. One of the questions I asked the community was: "Any advice for someone from a non-tech background (Real Estate Finance) in NYC to break into tech/venture?" @mazzeo … Continue reading Advice to Break into Tech/VC without a Tech Background from a World-Class VC
Friday Fab Five at Five
Moments of Normalcy
Yesterday, I played golf for the first time in 2020. Didn't keep score and only played 9 holes, but it felt great to get out. My expectations were so low, but came away pleasantly surprised. I plan to lower my expectations in the future. It's hard to find moments where you can clear your mind … Continue reading Moments of Normalcy
How Will TikTok Affect Other Media?
TikTok trends drive traffic. They drive traffic to Spotify when you hear a song that catches your ear. They also drive traffic to Netflix when there is a new TikTok challenge. Right now, the movie "Love" is in the Top 10 on Netflix. This wouldn't happen without TikTok. https://www.tiktok.com/@shelbeeny/video/6841391975460080902?u_code=dcc085blb2k57b&preview_pb=0&language=en&_d=dcc088356jc1ed&share_item_id=6841391975460080902×tamp=1592973372&utm_campaign=client_share&app=musically&utm_medium=ios&user_id=6826896756862944262&tt_from=sms&utm_source=sms&source=h5_m The movie was relatively unknown. Now … Continue reading How Will TikTok Affect Other Media?
Blog Role Models
Imagine writing a blog post every day for 10+ years about whatever is on your mind and having tens of thousands of readers. That is one of my dreams. Thankfully, a few, good men have paved the way and shown that it’s possible. Lindzon. Wilson. Cowen. Godin. They are my blogging idols. Let’s kick it … Continue reading Blog Role Models
Friday Fab Five at Five
Simple Guide to Marital Bliss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq2TmRzg19k Everybody wants to be TikTok famous. And now I'm one of them. I finally understand TikTok. It's the most entertaining form of social media. In my opinion, it also requires and showcases talent. Twitter: you need wit and personality. Instagram: you need looks. Facebook: you need neither wit, personality, or looks. Conspiracy theories help … Continue reading TikTok Famous
One of my goals for this year is to finish the AFI 100 list of movies. I have six left total from the 1996 and 2007 lists that I haven't seen. Gone with the WindClockwork OrangeBest Years of our LivesTreasure of the Sierra MadreKing KongYankee Doodle Dandy In the process of tracking the movies I've … Continue reading Movie Night
COVID-19 and Risk
https://twitter.com/drdanchoi/status/1269091557858254850 Las Vegas reopened over the weekend, and naturally, the casino floors were packed. This is shocking behavior considering how well the average casino gambler understands odds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c1BQkKUsx0 While the casino gamblers are acting like they've never even heard of COVID-19, or heard of internet betting, they've decided that feeding their debilitating gambling addiction at … Continue reading COVID-19 and Risk