Thursday, September 24, 2009

I experience the delicacies of Hong Kong with my new friend Danny Lui, founder of Lenovo

Some thoughts on liquidity

Liquidity is a critical factor in our economy. It allows people flexibility to move in and out of investments without penalty. It keeps people from having to buy or sell in a panic. Liquidity builds confidence in the financial markets, allowing more financial risktaking, thus generating more innovation.

The IPO market is broken. Sarbanes Oxley and other regulations and accounting complexities have made it untenable for growth companies to go public. It is also uneconomic for investment bankers to take anything public with a market cap under $1 billion.

Xchange is changing the game. Xchange allows companies liquidity and allows them to stay private and unencumbered by burdensome regulations.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jesse Draper's "The Valley Girl Show" featuring Elon Musk

Check out “The Valley Girl Show” a new take on the business interview! I magine if Reese Witherspoon’s character in Legally Blonde had taken Silicon Valley instead of Harvard Law-and been brunette-and you have the Valley Girl. Like a pink Ellen Degeneres, she illustrates the simplicity of business while including the fun tidbits that you don’t get to see on Charlie Rose. She launches with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Spacex among her other guests are former NFL Superstar/banker Ronnie Lott and Vinod Khosla! Tune in every Monday!

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2. Post it on your blog!
3. Send it to everyone you know!
4. Wear pink!
5. Make everyone you know send it to everyone they know!
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7. Play “The Valley Girl Show” at dinner parties.
8. Talk about “The Valley Girl Show” at your dinner parties.
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10. Tune in every Monday!