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23TH August 2019

Business Tricks - Entrepreneur - Incredulous - Platforms - Timely - Uncategorized

More from the Incredulous Studios

I just returned from the studio at Gregory FCA; what’s going on there is pretty cool IMHO. We’ve been developing a show based on a simple (we thought!) premise. That being this; society would be a bit better if we could prepare and eat healthy meals, spend time at the table or the firepit catching up, and debating the topics of the day armed with information and opinions, but devoid of animus. It’s the animus thing that ruins everything, and really should not crop up just because of a differing opinion. Culturally, we’re all looking at the same stuff. We’re just seeing something different. Some things seem normal to one, offensive to another. Legal to one, verboten to the rest. Worth trying to one, taboo to the others. The difference […]

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25TH July 2019

Family and Friends - Good Story - Legends and tales - Timeless - Uncategorized - Vision

Squaring the Curve – A Quality Life Right Through the Finish…

My father sold life insurance. Actually, people said they bought life insurance from Big Art. He didn’t so much sell it. He did this by asking questions and listening empathetically. How old are you today? Where do you work? Tell me about your family. Does your spouse work? How many kids? Where are they in school. What sports do they play? Do you play with them? What other activities interest you? How much does it cost you to live here? What do you want to be doing later in life? Do you want to retire someday? Where and how? What do you really love about life? And so on and so on. He insisted on doing it at the kitchen table, with life going on all around. That was the […]

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August 23, 2019

Incredulous #6; Mom fired for Kid’s Insta Antics

  Influencers seem to be on the downslide, and this edge case got my attention. The kid was obnoxious. She shouldn’t be on Insta. I’m sorry her Mom got fired, but she’ll have more time for parenting… Hey! If you liked that, you may like the next one:  A long time ago, someone saved up for their kids college… by investing in a no-lose asset class of the 90’s… we check in because, well, now maybe Beanie Babies Empire won’t pay for college If yo [...]

You can take the boy out of the neighborhood, but never the neighborhood out of the boy…

My boyhood home recently came up for sale. That would be 113 Windy Ghoul Drive in Beaver, PA. Flipping through the pics- which show a house virtually untouched (!) since we sold it in 1974- I was reminded of how much an impact my neighborhood had on me. I could see my bedroom, and the front yard where I played endless baseball. I could see the pool where we swam until our fingers looked like raisins. The wall where my Mom’s lilacs framed the garden that provided us with so many fresh veget [...]

20TH June 2019

Entrepreneur - Leftovers - MoneyHunt - Social - Uncategorized

Is Shark Tank “Real” Enough

It’s been 20 years since I was in the studio for MoneyHunt; not a week passes without the same question… “is that like Shark Tank (previously, Dragon’s Den). I explain the similarities, and the differences, and conclude… all that is worth, like, one Chai Latte at Starbucks, give or take. On MoneyHunt, we were nuts enough to write the check on the air. No broken deals, no weaseling out of agreements on arcane terms. We considered it a cost of business, and didn’t expect much from the outcomes (our expectations were met!). But we did a whale of a job marketing our little VC fund, a seminal outperformer in the dot.com rush. So what people ask me about SharkTank is this: Do they really do what they say they do?  […]

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