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Do not fear mistakes, you will know failure, continue to reach out.-Ben Franklin

“In both trading and in seed investing, being a little contrarian can bring outsize returns. But being disciplined helps make you successful. Following rules keeps you focused and on a path. There is a lot of talk about a “bubble” in both the stock market and in VC investing. If there is a bubble, it would be the most highly predicted bubble in the history of investing. If you believe in bubbles, the nature of a bubble is that no one can see it until it pops.”

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Lonnie Whitt's Obituary on The Daily Journal

Some people touch your life in different ways.  Due to the weirdness of families, Lonnie was my cousin.  I met him when I was 12, and used to spend some time for a couple of summers in Mississippi with him and his family.  I don’t think my daughter would have entertained going south to Ole MIss if it wasn’t for Lonnie.  

I didn’t see him a lot in my life, but sometimes you always know people are there for you.  Lonnie was one of those people for me.  He touched so many people that they had to move the wake out of his hometown.   Too many people from all over the countryside will come.  He will be missed terribly by his community.  Can’t ask for more than that.

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Congress Hates You, Votes To Bring Back Glory Days Of Opaque Airfare Pricing

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Happy 115th Birthday, Ernest Hemingway!
Author Ernest Hemingway enjoys a drink with other war correspondents on the island of Mont St. Michel, off northern France, in the summer of 1944.  Born on July 21, 1899, the author would have likely celebrated his 45th birthday a few weeks before this scene.

Excerpted from: D-Day to Germany, 1944
From the series: Motion Picture Films Relating to the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) and Commemorative Visits After the War, compiled 1944 - 1969. Collection LIEB: Jack Lieb Collection, 1944 - 1969

Taken by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb, this color home movie was donated by the Lieb family to the National Archives in 1984. You’ll see D-Day from a perspective different than the official military film or commercial newsreel. With his personal footage, Lieb takes the viewer through the preparations in England, where he spent time with war correspondents Ernie Pyle, Jack Thompson, and Larry LaSueur, to the liberation of Paris and finally into Germany. Along the way, Lieb captured his experience on 16mm Kodachrome, filming everyday people in France and the occasional celebrity, such as Edward G. Robinson or Ernest Hemingway. (Hemingway shows up around 26:45.)

Via The Unwritten Record » A Newsreel Cameraman’s View of D-Day

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Happy 115th Birthday, Ernest Hemingway!

Author Ernest Hemingway enjoys a drink with other war correspondents on the island of Mont St. Michel, off northern France, in the summer of 1944.  Born on July 21, 1899, the author would have likely celebrated his 45th birthday a few weeks before this scene.

Excerpted from: D-Day to Germany, 1944

From the series: Motion Picture Films Relating to the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) and Commemorative Visits After the War, compiled 1944 - 1969Collection LIEB: Jack Lieb Collection, 1944 - 1969

Taken by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb, this color home movie was donated by the Lieb family to the National Archives in 1984. You’ll see D-Day from a perspective different than the official military film or commercial newsreel. With his personal footage, Lieb takes the viewer through the preparations in England, where he spent time with war correspondents Ernie PyleJack Thompson, and Larry LaSueur, to the liberation of Paris and finally into Germany. Along the way, Lieb captured his experience on 16mm Kodachrome, filming everyday people in France and the occasional celebrity, such as Edward G. Robinson or Ernest Hemingway. (Hemingway shows up around 26:45.)

Via The Unwritten Record » A Newsreel Cameraman’s View of D-Day

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“I’ve been thinking a lot about what these investments have in common, and what about them was different from other investments. The most striking observation is that, in my experience, the “hot seed rounds” that everyone is fighting to get in are anti-correlated with very successful investments. (It’s probably different for A and B rounds because the best companies often have exponential growth at that point.) The hotly-competed seed investments I’ve made have underperformed.”

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StreamLink Software Named to 20 Most Promising Tech Solution Providers for Public Sector

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3 Ways Cities Can Help Startups Succeed

Cities play a role in developing a startup community.  But, it’s a small role.