I Love My Weeks Off The Grid

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Amy and I spent the last week at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. It was awesome. I was tired and needed a break. I also needed a focused week to finish the final draft of Book #2 ( Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and VC ) that I’m writing with my partner Jason Mendelson. The submission date is March 31st and I think we are going to be three days early.

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My 2011 By The Numbers

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You can tell that I had two weeks of vacation in Tucson this year, plenty of short runs in cities I traveled to for work (SF, NY, Seattle), and then a bunch of marathons. You can see my month in Tuscany in August and month in Paris in July, two weeks of vacation plus a little in Tucson (I guess I like Tucson), 16 nights in New York, 10 nights in San Francisco, and 10 nights in Seattle. I’ve been obsessively tracking data about myself since 2009.

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I’ve Been Afraid To Run

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None were satisfying, except the four mile one in Tucson during our week off the grid. I had my first good run in over two months. It was only 3.2 miles, but the weather was perfect and I felt great. On March 30th, I ran 12.2 miles. It was a horrible run – I couldn’t breathe well from the beginning of the run. We’d just gotten back from a week of vacation in Mexico and I’d done 27 miles in the past five days.

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The 4 Main Materials Used for Doors: A Detailed Discussion

Women Entrepreneurs Can

A good example to showcase these qualities would be to have a look at Tucson commercial overhead doors installed in any warehouse. Doors are not something we take notice of in a day to day life. They’re simply things we lock and unlock to let ourselves in and out of places.

You Don’t Need Delaware to Start Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

Visit their offices in Phoenix or Tucson for personal service. It used to be true that “everyone” incorporated in Delaware due to its more favorable terms, but many of these terms simply don’t apply to startups, or the differences don’t exist anymore. Most business professionals now recommend that your first choice should be your home state, or the state where your startup resides. I live in Arizona, so I’ll use that state as an example.

Why Your Customers Buy More When Value Outweighs Cost


This was proved by Sierra Tucson, an addiction and mental health rehabilitation facility operated by CRC Health, when they revised its landing page in an attempt to drive more leads. Taylor Kennedy, Senior Research Manager, MECLABS, who led the project, observed that Sierra Tucson buried the value of what they provided clientele in their navigation. “At MECLABS we’ve spent years asking and trying to answer a simple question: ‘Why do people say yes?’.

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The Last Marathon Of The Year

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She’s in Tucson (where I’m heading after this) and even though we both talked about her coming to join me, I encouraged her not to this time since it was a lot of travel in the middle of a trip for her. Tomorrow I’m running the Philadelphia Marathon , which will be the sixth marathon I’ll do this year and the last one for 2011. This year I’ve done marathons in Cincinnati, Madison WI, Bismarck ND, Newport RI, and St. Louis.

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Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back


Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing “ During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! So as millions do when our sleep is interrupted, I got up and started wading through my cluttered email inbox. Email consumes enormous amounts of time (some studies indicate that 40% of a typical employee’s day is spent sending and receiving email).

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10 Easy Ways To Create A Healthy Workplace


Researchers from the University of Arizona in Tucson, placed a tracer virus on commonly touched objects such as a doorknob or tabletop in workplaces. by Leigh Stringer, author of “ The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees – and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line “ Over the years, we have developed work styles that are not good for our physical, mental or emotional health. .

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2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


Desert Angels (Tucson). This summer I conducted our third annual survey of the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies recently funded by angel groups in North America. Access to our 2010 and 2011 surveys can be found at 2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Investor Groups. We received data from thirty groups of the fifty angel groups from whom we requested data. For the first time, we asked for data from specific business sectors, as follows: All pre-revenue deals.

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley


You will find that entrepreneurs and investors do things differently in Boise, Tucson, Little Rock, Cincinnati and Atlanta than they do in the Valley. Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world. The Valley produces world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups


Tucson. During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. See the 2010 data reported here: Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies.