I just started reading “Zero To One” by Silicon Valley innovator, entrepreneur and prominent venture capitalist, Peter Thiel. He presents a unique way of thinking as a key ingredient for startup success. Startups have to generate new ideas and act on them rapidly to grow and expand their operations. That’s really the only way theyContinue reading “Compete At Your Peril?”
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Spreading The Seed
I love spinning tales of romance in the Silicon Valley setting. I’m told I seriously over-glamorize the lifestyles of my heroes and heroines but whatever. I write FICTION so isn’t that kind of a requirement? I mean, I have to keep things interesting. right? WINK, WINK As an entrepreneur, I am fascinated with goings-on in the Valley.Continue reading “Spreading The Seed”
Who Doesn’t Love SWAG???
I’m a big “Shark Tank” fan. Love the way they refer to themselves as a venture capital firm on steroids. Well, maybe only Mr. Wonderful made that reference…in one episode. But it stuck with me…because it’s kind of true. =) I love ALL the sharks. I think they each bring their own unique elements toContinue reading “Who Doesn’t Love SWAG???”
I’d Like To Join Your Anti-Aging Crusade, Mr. Thiel
Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist probably most known outside of Silicon Valley for his early investment in Facebook, is a billionaire on a mission to reverse aging. According to Thiel, it is a category of innovation largely overlooked by investors. Billionaire Peter Thiel Embarks On Anti-Aging Crusade I’m a sucker for anti-aging technology. If IContinue reading “I’d Like To Join Your Anti-Aging Crusade, Mr. Thiel”
What’s In A Name?
Picking the name of your startup is a really important exercise. With any luck, you’ll have it forever. It’ll drive your logo design…LOL. I’m a sucker for logos. Huge fan of Fiverr and Vista Print. Your company name is your primary identifier. In my opinion, it should have meaning, relevance and most of all, beContinue reading “What’s In A Name?”
“Unlikely Venture” Giveaway! Enter To Win A $25 Amazon Gift Card!
I feel like I’ve promoted the launch of “Unlikely Venture” for a while and even though November is still a few months away, there’s sooooo much to do! Luckily, I’m working with a fabulous team of talented people who’ve been guiding me through the process and I’m so thankful for all their advice and guidance!Continue reading ““Unlikely Venture” Giveaway! Enter To Win A $25 Amazon Gift Card!”
Scoring The Holy Grail…Must Channel Your Inner Indiana Jones!!
I read a lot of interviews in Entrepreneur magazine. A LOT. If you haven’t already picked up on this, I am obsessed with all things start-up, Silicon Valley and innovative. Unfortunately, my own endeavors led to one pile of handbags and a second, larger pile of debt. But I’m still an entrepreneur…and as such, I needContinue reading “Scoring The Holy Grail…Must Channel Your Inner Indiana Jones!!”
Help Me Celebrate The Upcoming Launch Of Unlikely Venture!
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Not All Silicon Valley Execs Dress Like Zuckerberg
I got a new pair of KG Kurt Geiger sandals today. They’re HOT…like if you touch them, your finger will sizzle HOT. I tried them on, teetered around the kitchen and wondered if my current heroine Avery might sport them. Although anyone who knows me would imagine that ALL heroines I create would share myContinue reading “Not All Silicon Valley Execs Dress Like Zuckerberg”