The South Is Rising

Big news around these parts at the beginning of 2015 is that Mercedes Benz has decided to move its new U.S. headquarters to Atlanta. Which is a fine thing for Atlanta. Mercedes and Porsche. Two high class car companies with U.S. headquarters in a high class car driving city. The more interesting aspect of the […]

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January 13, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Current Affairs, Deals

So Live

Some time ago I met Stuart Scott. Ran into him at a Super Bowl party. He had no idea who I was but was gracious enough when I approached him to shake hands and pay tribute to his sportscasting chops. We even spent a few moments chatting about the upcoming game. Scott passed away two days […]

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January 6, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs

Build A Real Business Now

Highly respected venture capitalist Bill Gurley sounded the alarm about a month ago in an interview in the Wall Street Journal about the amount of risk VCs and startup employees are taking on these days. Very specifically he is worried about burn rates. To quote: And I guarantee you two things: One, the average burn […]

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October 9, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurship, Startups

More Is Good

If you have been reading FoG for a while you know that I firmly believe that density matters. Denisty is extremely important for startup communities. And with all its sprawl Atlanta has a startup density issue. The reason I bring this up is that Urvaksh Karkaria set off an Atlanta startup firestorm on Twitter last Friday […]

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March 6, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Current Affairs

Gaps At Grady

Last Thursday night Atlanta Public Schools had a meeting at Grady High School to discuss the shooting incident that took place on its campus Wedensday morning. I attended the meeting. My opinion is Atlanta Public Schools is not acting urgently enough, is not being vigilant enough, and is not communicating with the community enough on how it […]

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March 4, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Personal

We Interrupt This Program For An Atlanta Public Schools Shooting

I mostly write about the Internet, management, marketing, and startups on FoG. But every so often something happens that makes me change the focus here. A few years ago it was a change in Georgia law that limited the mobility of workers. Today it was a student at Grady High School shooting herself in the […]

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February 27, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Personal, Politics