From: March 2017

I Hate Mushrooms

I hate mushrooms like Indiana Jones hates snakes: In 2011, Brad and Amy Feld invited Ellen and I to a few days in Tuscany. My disdain for mushrooms became the ‘meme’ of the trip for whatever reason. I have so many weird habits so was glad that the mushrooms were the focus. Flash forward…we see …

Missed It By That Much…

In 2008, I invested in Tweetdeck, Betaworks, Bitly and started Stocktwits, thinking Twitter would rule the world because of the real time web. Today, Twitter continues to slow down the real-time web and charge the wrong people for the wrong product. I would pay for old 2010 chronological Twitter, ‘fail whale’ and all. I do …

It’s Feels Good to Be Appreciated…

The March 30th Stocktoberfest schedule of speakers and fireside chats is now live (scroll down). I am really proud of this lineup. Most importantly, the evening ‘Cashtag’ awards should be a fantastic party and celebration of the social financial web. If you are in NYC and you like stocks and markets…please join us. Taylor Becker …

Weed Prices Up and Apple Prices Down

Apple is back at all-time highs as their luxury products of the future (watches and airpods) have the lowest relative prices. I am long Apple and all I hear is that Apple has had no new products . Meanwhile, I love my Mac Air and iPad air. I love my iPhone 7 plus but will …

The Era of Mass Customization

The battle for attention is fierce. The stakes are high. As this boom era of mass customization goes on, we will see even bigger and bigger acquisitions as leaders protect and expand attention. The investors that have ridden this ‘moneyball’ of valuations have been rewarded with massive gains in Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent (WeChat), Snapchat …