Start-up Blues

I drew this cartoon because a recent story in the news made me sad: A lively and popular figure of the start-up scene, Jody Sherman commited suicide. I didn’t know the guy, but we had mutual friends, like Jason Calacanis and Tony Hsieh. Jason summed it up well: “And it seems like folks are not […]

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daily bizcard 05: jason calacanis

Today’s Daily Bizcard, “Soup” goes to Jason Calacanis. Web 2.0 serial entrepreneur Jason is one of the smartest people I know. Some people find his manner abrasive, but eh, that’s just his high-energy, take-no-prisoners, no-bullshit way. He’s a real gentleman and a sweetheart if you ever actually spend time around him. The cartoon is all […]

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random thoughts on being an entrepreneur

[The “I’m Not Delusional” print, for sale on the gallery…] Random thoughts on being an entrepreneur. [Originally posted January, 2007] I wouldn’t say I was an authority on entrepreneurship, certainly not in the same league as people like Fred Wilson or Jason Calacanis. That being said, the last couple of years haven’t been too shabby, […]

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dear crazy, deranged fools…

[UPDATE: Please sign up for the “Crazy, Deranged Fools” Newsletter. Thanks!] Dear Crazy, Deranged Fools, For a while, I’ve been thinking about what to call y’all collectively, i.e. the people who follow my work with regularity. My friend, Jason Calacanis calls his regular readers “Jason Nation”. I thought that was very clever; I liked it […]

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[Cartoon originally published December, 2007. It was dedicated to my friend, the dauntless Robert Scoble.] As anyone who has been reading Techcrunch will know, the “Is Blogging Dead?” meme has reared its ugly head again. Well, before we all get dressed up in our best funeral gear, let me say it one more time: The […]

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gillmor gang joins the techcrunch network

So it looks like my friend, Steve Gillmor is working with Mike Arrington now. Jason Calacanis breaks the story, with the above cartoon on the blog post. The Gillmor Gang’s new permanent home is here.] Jason writes: Here’s some exclusive news: after being offline for over a year in a legal dispute (can’t get into […]

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