From: March 2011

Bernacke Stole My Crispy Crunch

For decades, I had the joy of tossing around American $5 bills at convenience stores in Canada to the respect and awe of the lovely people that run said respected operations. ‘Ooooh Mr. Lindzon, how pretty your money is….you may purcase $7 of our Candy for such worthy and lovely currency’ I may have been …

Ebay and The Telephone are Cool Again…WTF!

I am 45 years old but in web years it seems like 1,000 already. Ebay was dead.  Like completely. Now they are almost cool again.  I love the possibilities of a Skypeless (never works anyway), Paypal reliant (they can’t be more hated) and $GSIC (leveraged properly) Ebay. The phone call was dead not too long …

Introducing the StockTwits Plugin for Seesmic Desktop

We are excited to introduce the new StockTwits Plugin for Seesmic Desktop. The new plugin allows our members to follow their favorite StockTwits streams along with their other social media streams including Facebook, Twitter and much more all in one powerful desktop application. The new plugin also allows you to easily publish your messages directly from the …

Does Your Startup Need to be Massive?

in 2008, I was using every speaking chance I was offered to preach that there was never a better time to start a web business. I also put my money where my mouth was and invested in more companies than I could afford and started Stocktwits. Let’s assume you followed the advice and failed. Most …

The Internet ‘Black Swan’…

The writers and venture capitalists are calling this a new ‘bubble’ but really we are in a ‘Black Swan’ internet situation. Taleb defines a ‘Black Swan’ as an event that is a surprise (to the observer) and has a major impact. After the fact, the event is rationalized by hindsight. The ‘Black Swan’ today is …