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What Does Starting a Business and a Kung-Fu Movie Have in Common?

What Does Starting a Business and a Kung-Fu Movie Have in Common?

WBy Reuben Jaffe Goldstein | Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ever notice how the hero in a kung-fu movie loses their first fight? Then notice how after getting their butt kicked, they go back to the sensei to spend grueling hours, days, and weeks training until they are prepared enough to emerge victorious in a final epic battle? There's an important parallel here to starting a business; especially when having to start with little more than a good idea and a gritty work ethic. To say the least, starting https://www.flockworthy.com/Flockworthy.com has not been an easy journey. There have been countless obstacles and a few major setbacks. When building any major project from the ground-up, running into some setbacks comes with the territory. For every bright idea or brilliant new product, there's always someone or something ready to "e...read more
A Platform to Address Income Inequality?

A Platform to Address Income Inequality?

WBy Reuben Jaffe Goldstein | Monday, January 04, 2016

How do we measure the success of an economy? We use the measure of GDP, which measures economic growth over time, the higher the GDP of a country the healthier its economy. How do we measure the success of a public company? We use a stock price as the measure of a company's success, a price that is determined by how much a company will be able to increase their profits into the future. We live in a system that rewards continual growth. This system has had amazing benefits; for one thing, it has encouraged competition and provided better products and services. It has helped billions of people become wealthier and have increased their standard of living. Unfortunately, the current system has consolidated too much power; http://www.marketwatch.com/story/americas-20-richest-people-have-mo...read more
A Crowdfunding Platform for Moving Big Ideas

A Crowdfunding Platform for Moving Big Ideas

WBy Bo Braun | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Crowdfunding is quickly changing the way we think about raising capital for creative and entrepreneurial projects. This relatively new transaction class which often encompasses peer-to-peer lending, gifting and investing really seems to have gained traction after the 2007 Financial Crash. Crowdfunding, in a nutshell, occurs when a large group of small investors, donors or lenders (i.e. the "crowd") pool their resources in pursuit of a much larger financial goal. It makes sense that something like crowdfunding would emerge at a time when the public is increasingly convinced the financial system works against our collective interest. Crowdfunding was relatively unheard of around the time the Tech Bubble burst in the early 2000s. Today, there are literally hundreds of web-based pl...read more