Financing Startups

I have a problem with an otherwise good article that calls credit cards a “great way” to finance a startup. No. You’re using high-interest funds on speculation. It’s the entrepreneur’s version of the same process by which problem gamblers have their legs broken by loansharks. Yes, fine, you’re sure it’s a sound business venture. So is the problem gambler with a tip on a horse in the fourth.

Guilty Pleasure?

I regard all reality-TV as guilty pleasure, if pleasure at all. (One might go so far as to label all television this way.) “Reality television” is an oxymoron to me, and I’ve banned all of it from my viewing schedule. Except for one, and I see it’s gearing up for it’s second season… and again, I’ll be watching. I enjoy it, and it actually helps keep my business sense sharp.