Rebuilding the American dream through entrepreneurship

Vision

I believe that technology has brought us both great opportunity and great peril, but that technology is indifferent to its own results. It is up to humankind to use technology for the good of all. I believe that on an individual basis humans are good, and strive for the same opportunities: to grow, learn and earn.  

I respect all people who drive to start up: people who build something out of nothing, create financial independence, and solve problems. I believe this drive is universal and all people everywhere deserve the right to start.

When I look at the division, anger and vitriol in the world at large, I also see the hope, growth and community in the startup world. I see the adaptability, grit, passion and striving of entrepreneurs everywhere. I’m inspired by it every day. 

I believe that entrepreneurship is the highest ideal of the American dream.

I believe that entrepreneurship will save America from a downward spiral of inequity. I believe it will rebuild the middle class. I believe technology empowers people—regular people like you and me—to once again directly influence the government. And I believe that through innovation, startups are going to transform the world, giving all people the opportunity to grow, learn and earn.

Values

Communication

Clear communication is the cornerstone for every aspect of leading a healthy, productive life in an interconnected world.

Consistency

When in a stable, consistent environment creativity and productivity will flourish.

Accountability

With good communication in a consistent manner, we can then hold ourselves and others accountable.

Openness

An open mind and open heart allow us to welcome the full potential this world has to offer.

Inclusiveness

Welcome others, seek common ground, find opportunities for collaboration for the benefit of all.

Favorite Posts

VC Minute Posts

The VC Minute is my 1-2 minute segment on the Startup of the Year podcast where I give quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better.

What’s In There? Only What You Take With You.

Yoda’s most profound advice is not what you’re accustomed to hearing repeated.

Everyone Needs a GSD Day

Block time for no meetings, uninterrupted focused work.

You Never Know Unless You Ask

A Grandmother’s Advice for Startups.

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Blog

Occasional posts from over the years.

Career

Highlights and details

Rich’s Rules

Inspired by the book, “Bold”