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Philanthropy succeeds in spite of itself

Everyone wants to give to a great cause. No one actually does it. Why? The last 9 months I’ve been building a business in the fundraising space and have seen, first hand, exactly why people struggle to raise money. I’ve identified three reasons why… and here they are First, it’s nearly impossible to track where […]

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Tired, Hurt and Driven

Today was brutal. A pitch that didn’t go the way we anticipated. A hire we wanted to make that shut the door. A demo that didn’t work. Sat in on way too many zoom calls. Told my idea wasn’t good enough. Today was valuable. We learned what investors are looking for in a pitch. Found […]

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Olympus DAO

Olympus DAO is a community owned decentralized financial infrastructure, which aims to bring more stability and transparency to the world of finance. Ok, so what does that mean? Basically users swap from whatever token into OHM, and earn a yield based on the backing the protocol with ETH or DAI. The protocol has a treasury […]

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October 21

had fun documenting my development, so I’m going to do it again 9:58 Procrastinated/played with crypto. Unwillingly began to work. Booked a win off the bat. Couldn’t figure out a join yesterday, fresh eyes made a difference 🙂 Also listening to black sands by bonobo, super nice album. Now, what do I build next? important […]

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getting back into react

Last year about this time I decided I would learn React. I built something, got frustrated because the project wasn’t worth continuing… then stopped building. Why? I don’t know. Last weekend I started building a SaaS solution for my company, CoachRaise. Here, you’ll get to read all my frustrations. October 19 10:02 am Trying to […]

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Bally’s AVP Acquisition

TL;DR. This is about Bally’s AVP Acquisition, for an undisclosed sum in July of 2021. They’ve been putting together a portfolio to help them go after sports gaming for almost a full year. The AVP fits nicely into this plan and will be the first of many properties they acquire in sports. I was more […]

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Beirut

Have you ever been truly overwhelmed? A combination of sensory overload, tiredness and discomfort show you what it means to be out of your element. I’ve felt it once, after I landed in Beirut. A good friend of mine, grew up in Lebanon and has always told me amazing stories about his home. He described […]

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Ethereum and its Role in Crypto

TL;DR Ethereum is a crypto platform that allows other applications to use it’s blockchain. The token is a bet on the network. Smart Contracts have a lot of problems… but we’re getting there. Ethereum Ethereum looks like it is the future of the crypto economy. It’s proven itself to be the leading smart contract platform […]

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Decentralized Exchanges

Over the last few days I have taken a dive into Decentralized Finance, or DeFi. DeFi is the blockchain communities effort to invade the financial world. While Bitcoin has chipped away at gold as a store of value, DeFi could flip the financial world. DeFi has Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs), which allow the private and efficient […]

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Basic Systems

What I’ve discovered over the last few months is that how much I get done comes down to what I do every day. I’ve always heard about Systems as the way to make incremental progress and evaluate what you do. When people talked about systems I’ve always gotten confused, thinking they spoke of finding ways […]