A Personal Story About Giving

I grew up in good living conditions, in suburban Denver. But my parents grew up in poor conditions in rural Ireland. And my grandparents grew up in very, very poor conditions in rural Ireland. My great-grandfather was beaten to death by the British army during the...

Speaking of Shakeups

I was very pleased to hear about this on Paul Graham’s twitter feed. Apparently, the good folks over at Spark Capital have decided to buck the trend and pick up their own legal expenses in their future deals. The first time I raised venture capital, over a...

Win-Win Lawyering

Many think of the best lawyers as the Johnny Cochrane-Alan Dershowitz types. These are the guys who gained their reputations for in-your-face, no-hold-barred advocacy on behalf of their clients. Having a lawyer like this is important when you’re facing a murder...

Culture and Clientele

Recently read a post by Seth Godin about choosing your clientele that resonated with me. I’m defining pandering as using your perception of your customer’s wishes as an excuse to do work you’re not proud of. The public radio station that puts on...