Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

Elements of a Tech/Startup City

Elements of a Tech/Startup City

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Here’s my thesis, which won’t make me popular in some parts: My city’s no tech startup hub. Not even close. So the question is: What’s the missing thing that would make a city a tech hub? I asked a bunch of experts. Do you remember that Indigo Girls song “Closer to Fine?” I was an […]

War on Cash or Privacy

War on Cash or Privacy

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Personal Finance, Taxes, Texas

I started thinking about the War on Cash recently over a giant plate full of butter, syrup, and pancakes. You see, I spent part of my summer vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, which some think of as the jumping-off point to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but I prefer to think of as the Pancake House […]

Angel Investing Thoughts

Angel Investing Thoughts

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Texas

The first thing to know about angel investing is that you probably can’t do it. I say “can’t do it” not to create some aura of fancy exclusivity for the activity, but rather to point out that entrepreneurs who offer ownership stakes to angel investors may only formally sell pieces of their businesses to ‘accredited […]

Book Review: The Lean Startup

Book Review: The Lean Startup

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Texas

What’s the most important thing to do when starting a company? How about this: Don’t try to build the company. Instead, try an experiment. A confluence of events and conversations have me re-asking that question, and landing on that answer. The first event is that my city celebrated “Startup Week” in the beginning of March. I […]

Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

By The Banker | Book Reviews

One version of a business book – the kind I don’t recommend – consists of a series of Powerpoint-ready bromides matched to business anecdotes and sports analogies about achieving success, explaining the keys to the author’s path. The author did well, here’s the path, so you should try it as well. A better version of […]