Paypal, and America’s Credit Problem

Everyone knows the personal savings rate has been in decline in America for decades. Well, here’s part of the reason… Paypal is attempting to FORCE me to purchase on credit (this specific transaction is actually a donation to ALS, but that’s not the point), instead of with cash. Really?

Posted In: Business

Penny

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you may know I’m a huge fan of Penny Hardaway. I just watched this 13 minute feature, and found out he’s coaching middle school ball…the story of why is quite touching. Another vid for the Penny fans to reminisce… And another…

Posted In: Sports

Will Travel Blogging as We Know it Fade Into the Sunset?

Is travel blogging here to stay? I’ve had a travel blog since 2010. I love writing, and am a massive content creator (I have 5 blogs). I’ve done social media marketing and community building for a living in the past at Zillow. I’m a huge travel addict. I’m building a travel startup (Horizon). All the signs say I should be a diehard travel blogger, right? Well, I’m not anymore.. You can read the rest of the article over on Tnooz.

Posted In: Blogging, Travel

Fab 5 Memories

I just spent the last 98 minutes watching the ESPN 30 for 30 feature on the Fab 5. I was just 9 years old when they came on the scene in 1991, just old enough to understand how good they were. Those 5 players are definitely the reason I adopted Michigan as my favorite collegiate team. I even jumped on the bandwagon with apparel, sporting a fitted Michigan hat until it got too dirty to wear, a pair of shorts, and a sweatshirt for years. I believe my hatred of Duke largely stems from them beating Michigan, and that hatred still lingers inside my every time Duke is mentioned. I’m not a huge Weber fan, but that has nothing to do with … Continue reading

Posted In: Sports, Videos

Here’s A Shocker of a Social Product Idea

Allow me to connect all my social media accounts. Send me contacts via any of my social media channels, via a Tinder-like interface. Keep sending me people until I un-follow, de-friend, or disconnect one person. Repeat daily. The goal of the app? Trim, rather than fatten, my social media lists to make them more, not less, relevant. Seems counter intuitive right? Social apps should be about being more social, not less social. Truth be told, I really don’t want more connections; I want deeper & more meaningful connections and news. Most of my social media stream is noise, because I’ve accumulated too many contacts over the years. Most people I talk to say the same thing. Yet LinkedIn, Facebook, and … Continue reading

Posted In: Social Media

Why Upside Partnership is Brilliant…for the Right Founders

I saw the news that Kent Goldman of First Round Capital was branching off to start his own firm called Upside Partnership, and instantly flagged him in my mind as a venture capitalist I want to work with. Why? Go read the post on Horizon.

Posted In: Business

The MyBlogLog Impact on Horizon / Oh Hey World

Those who knew me back in 2006, remember I was a massive supporter of MyBlogLog. In fact, I was actually an official advisor back in the day. It’s certainly had an impact on Horizon (and Oh Hey World.