Saturday, March 25, 2006

What a day...

... yesterday! Started out I got to dive again. Water was still warm and it felt great, but one weird thing happened. I was panic breathing for some reason. I just couldn't stay down. I did get what needed done (check and clean the prop on the boat, and check another boat's prop/underbelly, and check a few things down there), but it was in short burst of being down and long periods of laying on top getting over my panic breathing. Wierd for me. I've not had that happen except the VERY first day I dove in the ocean. Can't figure it out...

Did have a good day on the sail boat though, two great groups, on the two cruises, and I enjoyed the whole time.

Had another cruise on the sail boat today, and it was almost as good! ;) Not enough wind for me today, but it was still fun.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Venture Capitalist...

For about 10 years I was an active Venture Capitalist, and funded several companies with money (from $500K to $50M). I reviewed hundreds of business plans, talked to hundreds of people about their company and funded some of them, and walked, or ran, from others.

But in all of the cases, I TRIED to be cordial and friendly.

I am currently working for a company (AV Books, Inc.) that is looking for VC Funding. The response I’ve gotten from the folks I’ve talked to has been from extremely rude, to down right nasty! Why is that? It just doesn’t make sense to me!

Are they put off because I know the processes from the inside? (Although anyone with a sound mind knows how a VC works…) Although my boss was receiving the same responses before I came on board.

I know our product is good; too many potential end users like and WANT the product. Almost every Educator we have shown it to wishes they had every book they use in our product!

I’m confused…

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Busy Life...

Life continues to throw things at me and keep me busy and looking for revenue... I haven't taken (or made) much time for my studies, so my dissertation is going no where, although I do have a bit of time till my next "required" check in for that.

I have been having some good times though. My Boss, the owner of the company I work for as President/COO, has a sail boat, and I get to go out on it at least once a week of late, and often more. I'm finding I like being out on the sea. If I didn't have Kodi, my puppy (ok, 6 years old next month, but still a puppy to me), I'd probably quit what I'm doing now and take a job on a cruise line doing computer work or some such.

I did get to scuba dive a few weeks ago. For the first time in my life I dove in water where all I wore was a "skin" (light cloth body suit less than .5m thick) and it was WARM! (Everyone around me said I was crazy and the water was too cold that I should be wearing a 3m wet suit a the minimum. It was warm though! I loved it. I was checking out the bottom of the boat, so I wasn't down longer than 10 minutes, but I have to say it was great! Can't wait to go diving again soon!

Well, back to work.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Back here for now.

Well, I let my company web site die off, sorta by mistake, but I'm kinda happy with the decision in the end. That said, I will be going back to posting here for a little while till I work out what I want to do blog wise. I miss blogging, so I’m back at posting blogs.

There is a lot going on in my life, and I’ll post more on that once I work out what I want to post about and what I don’t think is appropriate. 