We were never really comfortable with it. It was one of those things that entrepreneurs have to do, but never really want to do. We couldn’t wait forever to start our company after all. We didn’t create this mess, but have to live with it and work around it.
We kept up a grand charade when we’d talk about it. We pretended as though it was cool and lulled ourselves into thinking it would be okay. But then someone would mis-prononce our name and we’d have to confront it all over again.
For a variety of reasons, companies can sometimes become disconnected from their visionary founder. Rarer still, a few companies manage to reconnect with that same founder following a hiatus. Think of Steve Job’s return to head Apple after being fired in 1985. While there are far more differences than similarities between Apple/Jobs and Twitter/Dorsey, I believe the stars are nonetheless aligning to produce perhaps an equally watershed and triumphant return for the Twitter founder. I see the makings of a masterstroke.
I believe that Twitter will (should) acquire Square, Jack Dorsey’s social payments start-up, forming a combined company that I’ll call TSquared. I’m going on the record as stating that TSquared would go on to create greater enterprise value than Facebook. Why is TSquared likely to happen?
There’s been no shortage of commentary from the peanut gallery about the recent $41 million investment in Color. Therefore, I’m going to withhold my meaningless, baseless comments on bubbles, bad investments and the like. I do however, feel compelled to share my meaningless and baseless opinions on what I perceive as the real problems facing Color.
By most accounts, Bill Nguyen, Color’s founder / CEO, is one of the smartest and most successful technology entrepreneurs out there. Having had the pleasure of spending time with him, I can also attest that he’s also one of the nicest. Bill isn’t a person you want to bet against. Color’s lead investor, Mike Moritz of Sequoia, is no slouch either. I’m highly confident, without access to any privileged information that Color is pursuing a gigantic idea.
Want to sell more liquor per square foot? Create a drive-thru liquor store with ready-made drinks and crush your competitors. Never seen a busier liquor store anywhere than this little place in Alton, IL.
Kyla Ebbert (above) was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight because the outfit you see was deemed “inappropriate” by an airline manager. After a debate, she was allowed to reboard the flight, but only on the condition that she fly with a blanket over her legs for the entire flight. Look at how short that skirt is. The shame!
Below, is a nationally televised commercial from the very same Southwest Airlines that provides interesting insight on what an ‘appropriate’ hemline looks like (catch the last 2 seconds).
Michael Vick, facing federal charges related to his alleged participation in dogfighting, has been hit with a “$63,000,000,000 billion dollar” lawsuit according to Fox News. A South Carolina inmate filed a complaint against Vick alleging: “Theft and Abuse of My Animals”, that Vick “subjected [the plantiff] to microwave testing” and “stole [the plaintiff’s] identity from his coat” for the purpose of opening charge accounts at Petsmart and Doggie Warehouse.•Click here to read the filing against Vick.(pdf)
Jonathan Lee Riches (the Plaintiff) alleges that Vick stole two white mixed pit bull dogs from his home in Holiday, Fla., and used them for dogfighting operations in Richmond, Va. The complaint goes on to allege that Vick sold the dogs on eBay and “used the proceeds to purchase missiles from the Iran government.”
The complaint further alleges that Vick needed missiles because he pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in February of this year.
Riches wants $63 billion dollars “backed by gold and silver “ delivered to the front gates of the Williamsburg Federal Correctional facility in South Carolina by “UPS”. Riches is an inmate at the facility serving out a wire fraud conviction.
U.S. District Court, Virginia. Civil Filing Fee – $350
2 Fighting, mixed breed pit bulls – $20,000
Damages for “microwave testing”, “dashing hopes” and “theft of my animals” – $63,000,000,000
Ability to frivolously sue famous people while serving time for fraud – Priceless!
My personal blog will be up and running soon. Please be patient while we get our house in order. In the interim, wanted you guys to catch this photo of the future all-time rushing leader of the University of Tennessee