Doin’ Me

I was walkin’ round the neighborhood, wit my mom. And I could tell she had some shit up on her mind. She turned to me and said Mike, don’t you wanna meet someone? I said “No, I wanna meet everyone.” I wanna get drunk, wit the punks, An do a bump, wit the King I…

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Never Invest Unless…

When I was in my 20s, a partner and I purchased a smaller multi-unit building. The building had 5 commercial spaces on the first floor and three residential apartments on the second floor. Soon after we purchased the building, one of the commercial tenants moved out. We tried everything to rent the space to a…

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UNSTARTABLE

In Tyler Cowen’s book titled “The Complacent Class,” I found this… “…I see complacency –  a general sense of satisfaction with the status quo – as an increasingly prominent phenomenon in American life. And I’ve coined the phrase the complacent class to describe the growing number of people in our society who accept, welcome, or…

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A Tale of Two Robs

This is a hard post to write, because I’m opening up about something I’ve been conflicted about for many years. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen this conflict flowing through my posts over time. I believe I have two people inside me. Wait, that definitely sounds crazy! Maybe a…

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Life Is A Branching Stream of Probabilities

Below is a video of an interview with Elon Musk at TED 2017: (If you’re short of time, fast forward to the 34 minute mark and watch until the end.) In the interview, they discuss several projects Musk is working on from reducing traffic congestion by digging tunnels to building a large city on Mars.…

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