Walking around the old town of Fredericksburg Virginia on a hot sweaty summer Saturday afternoon and sitting out in front of a house is a young 9 year old entrepreneur. He's selling lemonade and just like a growth hacker, he calls across the street to Mrs Cranky* and me, "Ice Cold lemonade Read More

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I've been reading about a plethora (<- don't know what that means but love how it sounds and makes me look studios) of new startups building new apps and it dawned on me that there should be a simple way of judging is the startup worthy. While looking at Trustify, an Read More

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The latest startup wave is to claim I'm the "Uber of This" or the "Uber of That." Every idiot with a pen and a napkin is touting their new, Uber of Crap You Might Need Once in Your Life. How about an Uber for Private Investigators (PIs)?  I've seen dumber ideas Read More

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Lately some phony, two-bit load-mouth wantrepreneur's been getting a lot of press for his latest soon-to-be-failure startup. Just last month, his prior unspeakable, high-visibility failure took a dump on its investors as that hyped-up turd finally got flushed down the toilet. Now here's the thing, this guy pretends his not-for-credit, anyone-with-a Read More

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It happened. It came out of nowhere. Alarm bells started ringing. I could hear Lost In Space's, Robby the Robot in the back of my mind, “Warning Will Robinson Warning.” One of my Portfolio companies came out of Radio Silence. This company has not sent an update to investors in three Read More

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I’ve been thinking about this iWatch hype and all of a sudden had a flashback, to 1977. In 1977 the first digital watches came out and the LED display was such a power hog that the time was only displayed at the push of a button.   Back then I had Read More

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It happens every day. Someone asks, where's Mr Cranky? When will he be back? Please help us make the world a better place with his ranting! Well I just wanna say that there is a new day dawning around here. A day filled with sweetness and light. A day filled Read More

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I don’t know about you but I’m banning garbage and scumbags from my life. That’s why the Washington Redskins owned by Daniel Snyder will receive no support from me in the form of Ticket Sales, Merchandise Sales, or sales of any kind and by the way….. Johnny Rockets can go Read More

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