Episode 55: Beginner's Guide To Startups Part 4: How To Get Funded, with Evan Baehr

The fourth and final installment of the startup series features Evan Baehr, Cofounder of Able Lending and Coauthor of the bestselling book, "Get Backed: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck, and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams". Evan lays down the essentials that you need to think about…


Above the Fray from Beneath

The infantry advanced, The artillery it rumbled.  A Great War was raging Even stout hearts now they stumbled.  Low on the battlefield Beneath the trench and wire Stood this tiny order Surrounded by blasts and fire.  Upon it emerged one Too small to see at first glance, Not possible…


How the Internet is Like Language

The power went out, and with it the WiFi, for four hours the other day while a pole was being replaced and again for an hour today while the A/C was being fixed.  It was almost overwhelming how lonely and isolating it felt. Before you think me too dramatic let me say that we're currently in a…


What I Learned from Writing Every Day

A few years ago I started blogging every day.  Then I stopped to focus my energy on launching Praxis (so I told myself).  My productivity and happiness began to lag so I started daily blogging again.  Then I stopped again because I wanted to take the time to write more long-form pieces (so I told…


Remember to Slam the Door Behind You

Stop leaving doors open.  Start burning bridges. There's an idea that keeping doors open is inherently good.  I've written before about how obsession with options can blind you to opportunities.  I'm going to make an even stronger claim: Not only do you need to stop looking for so many options,…


Fear of Success is a Thing Too

The stoic approach has a lot going for it. Contrary to "name it and claim it", Law of Attraction kind of practices, stoicism admonishes not to fill your head with visions of utopia.  It takes the opposite tack. Mentally explore the worst case scenario and familiarize yourself with it.  This…


Episode 53: Beginner's Guide to Startups Part 3: Finding Your Thing & Growing Without Investment, Levi Morehouse

Here we are with the third installment in our startup series!  This episode features my brother Levi Morehouse, founder of multiple companies and CEO of Ceterus, talking about discovering your thing in entrepreneurship, bootstrapping and getting started, along with ways to grow without (big)…


Ecuador Update: Random Reflections from Abroad

The jungle is nice. Except for all the trees. Hippies from every country are exactly the same. Surfers do very little surfing. Lines on the road are mere suggestions here and nobody takes them. A "speed bump" in Ecuador is a large concrete protrusion on a major highway that, if taken at speeds…


Episode 51: Beginner's Guide to Startups Part 2 - The Investor Side of the Table, with Michael Gibson

What do investors look for in a company founder?  Do they have the easy job, just sitting back with a monocle and making or breaking dreams? Hardly. Michael Gibson has been involved with Peter Thiel's programs and investments and is now Co-Founder and General Partner at the 1517 Fund. We cover the…


Episode 49: Beginner's Guide to Startups Part 1, the Basics with Ant Davies

Ever wondered if you should start a company?  New to all the lingo?  Wondering why startups are so hot right now?  This series is for you! Several-time startup founder and economist Antony Davies joins me to lay out the basics of starting a company in part one of this four-part series. Ant and I…