Great day in Indianapolis with #GrowWithGoogle.  Enjoyed the seminars, coaching, and demos greatly.

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Coming soon!

 

High Mountain Venture, LLC's launch of its third fund - Poplar.  

Poplar is a closed, private investment fund with a focus on blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms.  Another novel twist?  Membership interests in the fund will be secured by a custom Ethereum-based token.

The HMV Poplar funds looks to a new era in investment models and returns.

Keep an eye out for more info!

JARuppert

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Simple, easy-to-follow explanation of why the bitcoin is tech that is, and will, change the world.

Certainly supports the rationale of HighMountain.Ventures current holding of the following cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs):

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • NXT
  • Ardor
  • Lisk
  • Stellar
  • Ripple
  • DeOS
  • Krypton
  • Stratis
  • Chronobank
  • Iconomi
  • Monero

HMV holds these for future use, but undoubtedly there is a prospect of return - near 1000% on Ethereum to-date (since July 30, 2015 ICO) for example.

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Excited to have been selected by the Lawyerist and Filament to participate in the inaugural TBDLaw Conference.  Confirmed my spot today. Joined the #Slack channel.  So it's official.

What is TBDLaw?

Here's how it is described at TBDLaw.co:

Not an Ordinary Conference

Far more than an Un-Conference, TBD Law is a unique mix of summit, retreat, design-thinking workshop and hackathon. Designed by LexThink founder Matt Homann, TBD Law is about collaboration, connection and creativity, not CLE.

Invitation Only

TBD Law is for a curated group of lawyers who've moved their practices past their peers'. If you've made the list, you're already ahead of the curve. TBD Law will help you stay there. If you think you're one of them, fill out the form below and we'll talk. .

By Innovators, For Innovators

Nobody wins in the race to be first to be second. At TBD Law, you'll build your future with lawyers who will push you out of your comfort zone instead of pushing you back towards the status quo. 

I'm ready to immerse myself in a room with folks who are smarter than me; more talented; and see the future.

Maybe some of it will rub off...

Stay tuned.

JAR

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Three-week live performance of the High Mountain Ventures Python-based trading algorithm "G6" versus the S&P 500 SPY Benchmark:

Algorithm: +47.8%

$SPY: -3.9%

 Source: Quantopian

Source: Quantopian

Conclusion: Not indicted. Making money. And should have put more $$$ behind myself and my bot. Always commit to your thesis.

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A combo of two of the finest - The Aspen Institute (Ideas Festival) & John author John Meacham Thomas Jefferson:

Some favorite thoughts from the talk:

That he failed to live a perfect live or deliver on the promise of the Declaration...that he has been condemned as a hypocrite...in the eyes of history are to my mind reasons engage with him...not excoriate.
— John Meacham, Aspen Ideas Festival, June 30, 2015
That he failed to live a perfect live or deliver on the promise of the Declaration...that he has been condemned as a hypocrite...in the eyes of history are to my mind reasons engage with him...not excoriate.
— John Meacham, Aspen Ideas Festival, June 30, 2015
Jefferson wrote the poetry of the Revolution.
— John Meacham, Aspen Ideas Festival, June 30, 2015
Jefferson was against federal power until he wielded it.
— John Meacham, Aspen Ideas Festival, June 30, 2015

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Inspiration and my favorite quote from the $CSCO earnings conference call:

[They are] a competitor. We’re going to view them as a competitor and we will beat them and have fun doing it. I wish I was a better person, but I’m not.
— http://goo.gl/AmVHuD

Neither am I.

WIN.

JARuppert

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Definitely can't say it better than this HBR editorial: https://hbr.org/2014/11/why-the-public-utility-model-is-the-wrong-approach-for-internet-regulation

I support Net Neutrality, but I oppose those proposals that rely upon classification of the internet as a public utility, and upon government owning and operating the net in the manner of our long-neglected power, water and transportation systems.  That's just a recipe for delay, neglect and death of commercial incentive.

Other progressives feel the same way - check out the Progressive Policy Institute's recent report, Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband: http://www.progressivepolicy.org/issues/communications/outdated-regulations-will-make-consumers-pay-broadband/

Once again, this is policy that should not be fought / won with sound bites.  

Our economic future depends on wise choices - and sometimes the decision to do NOTHING.

Jeffrey Ruppert

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