Friday Entrepreneurs: Courtney Kingston, Kingston Family Vineyards

March 16th, 2007

Here's a fun interview I did with Courtney Kingston, who runs a vineyard (not your typical web business). She went from being in a senior position at an Internet company to starting this vineyard. "The hardest thing about pursuing a dream is that it isn't convenient," she said, which strikes me as enormously perceptive. How many times have you heard ...

Friday Entrepreneurs: Aaron Foss, WingDipper

February 20th, 2007

(I know, it's Tuesday, but I was out of town over the weekend. Now back to Friday Entrepreneurs.) Some of you imagine me as a knight in shining personal-finance armor, riding around on a white horse with golden hooves, correcting financial injustice and pointing out hypocrisy and inaccuracy in an unfair world. But sometimes I deign to do normal activities, ...

Are Friday Entrepreneurs coming back?

February 09th, 2007

Yes, I've just been lazy. (Friday Entrepreneurs is a series I run that features entrepreneurs doing interesting stuff. It can be a website, a retail store, a cool project, or whatever. I try to share your story with iwillteachyoutoberich readers and send some people your way.) I'm planning on featuring a bunch of them, including the inventor of a buffalo-wing-eating ...

Friday Entrepreneur: Joyce Park, Renkoo

December 08th, 2006

Today I decided to interview a more senior entrepreneur. Joyce Park is the co-founder and CTO of Renkoo, a new startup that helps you plan events with your friends. She's raised $3 million in venture capital and has hired a great team to help her launch Renkoo. She is also one of the most sarcastic and opinionated people I've ever ...

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Friday Entrepreneurs: Kenneth Shaw, Jennifer Gee, and Mickey Asavanant , Homeslyce

December 01st, 2006

Here's a little bit of a different entry for Friday Entrepreneurs. Normally I don't pick sites/ideas that aren't fully live and working great. And today's entry, Homeslyce--a site to help friends aggregate spending for buying birthday gifts--is indeed live and fully working. But is it ready for mass-market adoption? I don't think so. In fact, I read about it ...

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A book deal for I Will Teach You To Be Rich!

November 15th, 2006

I'm thrilled to announce that I've signed a book deal with Workman Publishing for the I Will Teach You To Be Rich book. Yes! First, I have to say thanks to everyone who reads iwillteachyoutoberich. Every time I get a comment or an email, I hope you know how happy I am. It's the reason I plaster my email address ...