Housing First: A Better Way to Fight Chronic Homelessness

February 18, 2015 If you spend time in any American city, you know that the United States h​as an enormous homeless population. Men, women and children (and sometimes dogs and cats) dot our sidewalks, asking for help or handouts. Some people – like us – believe we should help…

If this is America, I Don’t Want to Live Here. Thank God it’s Not.

When I saw this political cartoon it knocked the wind out of me. In this cartoon, put out by the conservative political cartoonist, David Eden, a beefy, angry caucasian Uncle Sam has a slight, fearful Barack Obama by the tie. Uncle Sam screams at President Obama, “Stop Trying To Change Me!!”…

Robin Thicke Has Got to Give It Up

The first time I heard Blurred Lines, I assumed Robin Thicke had sampled parts of Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give it Up, not just because the feel of the songs is similar, I also heard common elements and grooves. Trouble is, the Gaye family also thought Robin Thicke took some…

3 Things Labor Needs to Do in Order to Thrive

Look, we need labor unions. You and I do better in every way when unions are strong. Take a look at this chart. When union membership goes down, your income shrinks. Why? Because unions push back. Unions force managers to train more, to pay more and to think more…

A Business Coach Would Change Your Business and Your Life

In the 17 years I’ve been working with business people of all kinds, one thing has always amazed me: the absence of clear-eyed, understandable maps to help you navigate through the phases of your business. Sure, there’s business school where you can study accounting, finance, marketing, call center management….

Global warming is the greatest practical joke ever played on the human race.

Here’s the setup. Our planet is getting meaner, because we belch oil and gas into the air1. We have solar, wind and fuel cell technologies that could replace oil and gas2, but oil and gas is so much cheaper, so oil and gas dominate the market. Plus, a few…

Your business needs both an artist and an enforcer – they probably can’t both be you.

Most people start businesses because they love doing something so much, they know they can do it better under their own banner. That’s an artist – not a smock and beret artist – but an artist who creates something new or better. Maybe that’s why you started your business….

Why host a business bootcamp? Because Lawyers Are Essential to Startups.

Lawyers are missing from the push to spur more start-ups. 16 years into my career as a business lawyer, I know that lawyers are a necessary part to starting and growing a business. We set up the company, structure the money, secure the technology, mediate fights between partners, write…

The Periodic Table (of Lawyers)

I’ve spent my adult life in Big Law, but I’m not on this earth to help the rich get richer. I’m here for the wanna-be’s.  I want to help the climbers, the strivers, the innovators, the world changers. That’s why I wrote Birth to Buyout and that’s why I’ve got…

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