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Wall Street Investment Banker → Entrepreneur & Startup Consultant. “Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2020” Yahoo Finance. CEO of Beta Bowl. Mom of 3 furbabies ❤

Just another day in my dog’s shadow…working hard to afford her extravagant lifestyle. I also work with startups, when she lets me.

Picture of me, my dog Esmeralda, and Laguna Beach
Picture of me, my dog Esmeralda, and Laguna Beach
All pictures in the above collage are owned and were edited together by the author (me) in Canva. They include me, my dog (with her permission), a Laguna Beach hike, and my fiance’s seaside proposal to me.

My life in a pistachio shell:


This formula is proof you can launch a business for under $1,000.

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A few considerations before you accept venture capital (or any other type of funding).

man holding money
man holding money
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What I learned in my first startup failure and how you can determine if and when to cut your losses.

Photo by Ayo Ogunseinde on Unsplash


How a boy named Esmeralda changed my life. A love story for those who don’t believe in love.

dog face
dog face
Picture of Esmeralda, taken and owned by her owner and the author (me).

Let me preface this with the fact that I’m not a very emotional person.


Venture capitalists will pretend to hate this statement, but they’re guilty of it, too.

giant lecture
giant lecture
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  • It isn’t my finance background.
  • It isn’t anything proprietary or unattainable for others.
  • It isn’t something my accomplished co-presenters necessarily agree with.


How the same trick that made two 19-year-olds 7-figures helped me close major Hollywood deals (without a product in hand).

undercover spy in the shadows
undercover spy in the shadows
Photo by Sergiu Nista on Unsplash


HOW I DID IT

Forget Tim Ferriss’ 4-hour workweek; I opt for the 4-hour work month. (No, you won’t have to take on a single 1-on-1 client.)

Man reading to an audience.
Man reading to an audience.
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  1. Work for an employer, for a fixed salary or hourly rate, aware of the inherent cap on your earnings potential (and the rate of its growth).
  2. Work for yourself on various side hustles, seek out one-on-one coaching clients, or attempt to build a business, which will undoubtedly consume a roughly similar…


But who needs profitability with a $500+ million golden parachute? (FYI this is not how startups are supposed to work.)

WeWork logo on brick building
WeWork logo on brick building
Photo by Eloise Ambursley on Unsplash


One month of sacrifices can yield years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in dividends.

final sale 70% off sign in store window
final sale 70% off sign in store window
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