Income Inequality Grows Unabated

Very interesting (and concerning) article in the New York Times discussing the growing disparity in income among Americans: The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24 percent of income, up from almost 9 percent in 1976. As Timothy Noah of Slate noted in an excellent [article] on inequality, the United States now arguably […]

Pumpkinhead Launches as

I never break news anymore as it’s almost impossible to compete these days with the mainstream tech blogs. However… It *appears* that the super stealth startup, Pumpkinhead, has now launched under the (much improved) name: And it looks really neat! The founders of include Tim Young (CEO of Socialcast) and Tony Conrad (Partner […]

Hack: Hire on Craigslist Using Rapportive’s Tool

I wanted to share a quick hack I’m using this weekend. My sister is in the process of moving from New York to Baltimore to start business school. I suggested that we get some movers to help us on each side of the trip, figuring we’d pay $40 an hour and provide some food and […]

Is Offline the New Online?

Several years ago I worked on a project backed by a top west-coast angel investor. The idea was extremely compelling, but for several reasons the project failed to reach the next step. One of the primary issues was that early customers were not comfortable with the social interactions our model was predicated on: staying at […]

Slate Interview with Victor Niederhoffer

Slate Magazine has a great interview with Victor Niederhoffer based on an upcoming book by Kathryn Schultz, titled, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. I have referenced Niederhoffer and his blog, Daily Speculations, on this blog before. He’s a fascinating individual. I particularly liked this passage: …I think a much better view is that […]