Starvation: The Cure for the Obesity Epidemic or Will Esther Dyson Be My Next Mother-In-Law

Marty Felsenthal, VC, author, and cheap husband

This is the very first guest post I have ever had on my blog.  Normally I wouldn’t want to have anyone else’s voice here, as I am just too much of a control freak and it pains me to correct people who write “your” instead of “you’re”.  However, I have been wildly busy and away […]

The Apple Announcement and My Deja Vu


On September 9, 2014 it seemed the whole world (or at least the people who think they are the whole world in Silicon Valley) was holding its collective breath to find out what Apple Computer was about to announce regarding the iPhone, the Apple Watch, HealthKit, and everything else it might have up its sleeve. […]

Researchers Declare Questionable Winner in VC Battle of the Sexes


My wonderful friend Jane Sarasohn Kahn sent me an article the other day that really set me off. I know that was the point, actually—to get me thinking about how unbelievably weird and biased the conclusions of the article were. The article was entitled, Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics. The article reported […]

The eHarmonizing of Healthcare


Last week I saw an article announcing eHarmony’s intent to launch a new career-matching service that will “pair hiring managers with candidates based on desired culture, personality and skill-set traits.” Granted, this could go somewhat legally awry if hiring managers are entering criteria suggesting they are looking for a hot personal assistant or a cabana […]

Deaths of the Unfit Outnumber Survival of the Fittest


 “One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.” –Charles Darwin As you can see from the quote above, I was recently perusing the works of my favorite business advisor, Charles Darwin, after I saw this statistic on Twitter: Wow, that is […]

Uncle Sam Wants You…to Lose a Few


Whether you are Democrat or Republican or pledge allegiance to the Galactic Empire, you can’t help but notice that there is a lot of war going on around the world right now and, like it or not, a lot of demand for American participation in those conflicts in one way or another. Iraq is a […]

Shock Value: Choosing Pain Over Self Reflection


There was a story in the Washington Post a few weeks back that started with this paragraph: “People, and especially men, hate being alone with their thoughts so much that they’d rather be in pain. In a study published in Science Thursday on the ability of people to let their minds “wander” — that is, for them to sit and do nothing […]

Digital Health: What the Hell?


So a bit of a lapse in posts for me as I spent a luxurious few weeks vacationing. It’s amazing how fast that buzz can wear off as the world shoots you out of a cannon and back into your desk chair. I figured I would ease back into the blog with something light-hearted, so […]

The Magical Kingdom of Oz


Hello All, I decided not to lug my laptop on vacation, as it is hard to type with a cocktail in one hand and a guidebook in the other.  Thus, I am leaving you with a terrific segment I recently saw on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  John Oliver, you may recall, was a […]