Jan Ridgely – Defender of Matthew Pugsley and Chalant Health

Wow, Jan Ridgely, CEO of United Charitable hammered me in a linked in a comment based on my Chalant Health Post. (see original Chalant Health post here and LinkedIn posting here). Jan hurt my feelings in her comment when she called me a liar and asked the Tower Club to kick me out of the club. Oh, and she told me that I'm not just a plain old bad person, but she pulled out the old "very" card to say I'm a very bad person. Now that smarts. It would have hurt a lot more if Jan had a modicum of credibility. If she had done just a tiny bit of research by using the old google machine she probably wouldn't be on the Advisory Board of Chalant Health. If she had a skosh more integrity, Jan might have disclosed she was on the Advisory Board before attacking me. If she gave a crap about her reputation, she wouldn't tarnish it with this fight she's picking. Jan might have disclosed that Matthew Pugsley is her boyfriend. If she was to be taken seriously in the least, Jan probably should have published any compensation or benefit she receives for being on the board. But...

Wolves of Startupland

Who Was The Worst Wolf of Startupland in 2017

Picking the Worst of the Worst Wolf of Startupland is a difficult choice but let's lay those choices out for you all and see what you think. Last year I started a series called Wolves of Startupland. The goal was to alert potential investors and employees of the possible risks of investing time, money and reputation in personality led startups. To qualify as a Wolf of Startupland one must at the very least: Have a very casual relationship with truth To repeatedly use other people's money irresponsibly To ignore the norms of corporate disclosure, transparency To have damaged investors, employees and the startup ecosystem through repeated acts of fraud or gross negligence A Wolf of Startupland is not someone who starts a company one time and through gross incompetence and/or a lack of commitment fails miserably.  By way of example, Chris MacDonald of HugeFan is a fool and not a Wolf of Startupland, the clowns at Spinnakr are incompetent wantrepeneurs and not Wolves. A true Wolf of Startupland must be a repeat offender, damage multiple people and they are likely to continue to inflict damage on the startup ecosystem. Lastly, I know many people of faith. True believers tend to be more trustworthy. People rightly assume that...

Chalant Health Leadership Turnover

Updated: January 12, 2018. In less than a month, Chalant Health Leadership Turnover has been more like a revolving door attacked by a tornado than that of a thriving business. In my Chalant Post on December 20th, the team page looked like this. On January 4th the Team dropped from 8 people, including CEO, Founder, and FlimFlammer Mathew Q. Pugsley to 4 people counting Mr. Pugsley. Chalant Health Leadership Turnover is a problem...

Mr Cranky Superhero Not

Mr Cranky Superhero? Not likely. I'm not Superman, Batman, the Tick, Antman, or even Under Dog. Although we share a motivation. What's that? For the umpteenth time I was asked, what did Danny Boice or what did Evan Burfield or Peter Noce (or Jay Noce or whatever the heck this miscreant is calling himself today) do to piss you off so much? And for the umpteenth time, my answer is, I have nothing against the person, it's their actions. It's the damage they do to others. It's the fact that they debase authentic startup entrepreneurs. It's the fact that they burn investors, which makes it more difficult for earnest, hard-working, honest entrepreneurs to raise money. It's the fact that they add so much friction to a process that is already difficult. It's not easy turning an unconventional thought into a high-value company without being tarnished with the turd-laden brush of the conmen wantrepreneurs. Take Jonathon Pirelli (JP) and his silly Lifefuels thing. Jonathon isn't evil, he just has an inflated image of himself. He just makes promises he has no ability to keep. His ego keeps writing checks that his intellect and discipline have no ability to cash. He's burned other founders, many employees, and...

Trustify Update — Same Crap, Different Day

Here's a Trustify Update on what's happening at the Dumpster Fire, previously and more aptly known as FlimFlam, now known as Trustify. Many of the people who speak with me about Trustify, Danny Boice and Jennifer Mellon point to the surprising fact that these two initially seemed so "charming." It took spending time with them and truly getting to know them before they saw the evil depravity of the couple. That is the way with Sociopaths. Psychology Today Article, How to Spot a Sociopath, lists "superficial charm and good intelligence" as one of the first signs of a sociopath. If you read through the article, you'll notice is describes both Boice and Mellon to a tee. Trustify Update - Employee Turnover Since it's founding Trustify has been a revolving door of employee turnover running faster than a turbo-fan on a fighter jet.  Former Trustify employees are traumatized by the experience. They and Trustify customers are the victims of monstrous con artists. There are 2 kinds of employees who worked or are working at Trustify...

Stupid Investor Definition Danny Boice

Definition of a Stupid Investor Definition is a Danny Boice Trustify Investor

Want to know the definition of a stupid investor? Anyone who invested in Danny Boice and his Dumpster Fire excuse for a company, Trustify Why? Because unless you're looking for a tax write-off, you could have gotten a better return by pouring gasoline on your cash and setting a match to it. Why? Because if you had done any cursory research, you would have found that Danny is thief and a liar. Why? Because had you handed the money to me, I would have been upfront and told you I was going to use it to fund my luxurious lifestyle instead of putting it to work for you...