New American Entrepreneur
Innovation is not limited to the few big successes like Microsoft, Google and Apple. In the 50s and 60s, the U.S. grew hand over fist because, in every corner of the United States, entrepreneurs worked tirelessly to build something better in the wake of the Great Depression and WWII. It is happening again thanks to innovators in cities and towns across the country—these are their stories.
My New Year’s Resolution for 2019
The end of the year is a time to sit, relax with family and be happy for what you’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. It’s also a time to give thanks for all of the advantages we enjoy. For me, a lot of that turns back to innovation and the amazing work being...
Here’s Why There is No ‘Next Silicon Valley’
Is Silicon Valley really “out of ideas”? It is according to Peter Thiel, one of the co-founders of PayPal and today one of the most influential and outspoken venture capitalists in the Bay Area.
Forget Cryptocurrencies. The Real Opportunities are in Entrepreneurship
It seems like everyone is pitching a new cryptocurrency “investment” these days. Telegram raised more than $1.5 billion in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) this year, and startups like Dragon, Filecoin and Tezos have all raised 9-figure sums this way. Even as prices of...
Corporate Venture Capital Is Reaching New Heights, and That’s a Good Thing
Is corporate venture capital (CVC) -- the investment of corporate funds directly in external startup companies -- the future of VC funding? The numbers don’t lie. Global CVC activity reached record highs in 2017: $31.2 billion in funding across 1,791 deals, according...
iSelect Monthly Update: March 2018
Peter Thiel Is Bullish on the Midwest. So Are We Peter Thiel is one of the savviest investors of our time. His $2.5 billion net worth is proof of that. So when Thiel says the next big innovations will be born in the American Midwest, it’s probably a safe bet that he’s...
What the ‘Rise of the Rest’ Is Still Missing
The headline of a recent post on Recode says it all: “A whopping 80% of all venture capital investment goes to just three states. That has to change.” Those three states would be California, New York and Massachusetts. The entirety of the Midwest -- all 12 states of...
Peter Thiel Is Bullish on the Midwest. So Are We
Peter Thiel is one of the savviest investors of our time. His $2.5 billion net worth is proof of that. So when Thiel says the next big innovations will be born in the American Midwest, it’s probably a safe bet that he’s onto something — especially since he is planning to put his money where his mouth is.
Are Retiring Boomers to Blame for Slow Economic Growth?
The U.S. economy grew at roughly 2.5% last year, below the 3% benchmark that policymakers have targeted going forward, indicating a general economic slowdown that might be difficult to reverse. Are retiring Baby Boomers to blame?
Why it Matters That Financial Advisors Are Becoming ‘Longevity Navigators’
The population is aging, that much we know. But it’s the implications of this for individuals that should really have the attention of financial advisors.
Why Gen X Can’t Retire: Changing the Calculus of Retirement
As of 2013, the mean retirement savings of all working-age families was just over $95,000, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Broken down by age group, the average 60+ year old had about $163,000 in total retirement savings (notably down from $211,000 before the financial crisis) while those under 40 barely peaked above $40,000.