Have you Taken the Opportunity to Fail Lately?

It isn’t meaningful unless there is an opportunity to fail.

When was the last time you found something that could really benefit you, without taking a risk? There’s no free lunch. Anything of value requires that you pay for it. And often the cost is taking a risk.

Not taking risks doesn’t just keep you from living your dreams. It keeps you from even getting started chasing them at all.

Take Risks. Be You.

Who are you? How will you know if you don’t take some risks?

Life is the process of figuring out who you are. What you care about. Your place in the world. To find yourself and your place, you have to take some risks along the way.

If there is one thing in my life I would do differently if given the chance, it would be a simple choice: I would take more risks.

What We Need to Win the Entrepreneurial Race

This article originally appeared on Mashable.

Welcome to the entrepreneurial race. President Obama declared we are now faced with the current generation’s “Sputnik moment.” How America responds to the marching orders for entrepreneurism will impact all of us. Success will require that we recognize the challenges and adapt to the demands. Most of all, it will require that we set our priorities straight, sacrifice and have patience.

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Enterprise of One

This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

While the economic climate in the United States remains uncertain, economists and pundits alike continue to define our recent fiscal crisis with words like recession, downturn and depression. But labeling America’s current financial woes should not be the focus for Americans as the overall economy struggles to free itself from its malaise. What really matters is how the current circumstances affect you and what they mean to your future.

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The Convergence of Securities Law and the Internet

This article originally appeared in the Bar Journal in January 1997.

One can’t help but notice the extent to which the Internet has begun to affect our lives, business, and the law. Everything from sports and news, to business and commerce can be found on-line. These technological advancements have also begun to affect the financial and securities industry. For example, in recent years, securities news groups have flourished. These news groups consist of people who communicate on various subjects through electronic mail. While the information transmitted varies in credibility, the groups continue to grow at a rapid pace.

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