Chance

So first say to yourself, give yourself three reasons, five reasons why this thing might not happen. It immediately becomes less stressful, because you just went from “it’s going to happen” to “maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t.” Then ask yourself for three, five reasons why if it actually happens, it will be a good thing. Those reasons are easy to find once you ask the question. Now you’ve gone from “there’s this terrible thing that’s going to happen” to “there’s this thing that may or may not happen, but if it does, it will have good things and bad things.” That leads us to become less reactive to the world; you stay responsive, just not reactive.

Uncertainty is needed to have both hope and diversity.

Dialing for Dollars

The American government has gone mad with the election process and corporate media. It seems that our elected officials have to spend a lot of time raising money to be elected. This money is spent on marketing. This marketing benefits media corporations.

We are plagued with marketing phone calls and the government does not enforce the no call list. The congress has exempted money calls by political groups including themselves from the no call list. There has to be a better way to inform the public about a candidates qualifications and public stands.

How about no political marketing any place but rather Public Radio and TV giving equal time to candidates to express their views. Take the media circus out of the corporate control.

Can we Start a Tupelo Techstars?

The Tupelo spirit is lacking innovative actions. Thinking and acting outside the box of Tupelo. The world is the market and the world has the experts to do anything. Why not do it in Tupelo?

Come and learn about venture capital and startups.

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Venture Deals

This course will demystify venture capital deals and give both first-time and experienced entrepreneurs a definitive guide to secure funding. Celebrated venture capitalists Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, partners at the Foundry Group and authors of Venture Deals reveal the secrets behind how venture financings really work. Interviewed by serial entrepreneur and Stanford adjunct professor Clint Korver, they explain in plain language, and often humorous terms, the sometimes confusing elements of venture deals, detailing what’s critical and what’s not. Entrepreneurs will learn the best strategies for getting a fair deal, from both their lawyer and the venture capitalists. Enroll now for the upcoming session of this course on NovoEd. Classes start April 24, 2016.

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