This site is not primarily financially driven. I created it in 2017 to have a site for my podcast show, build a community, and learn from smart people.
Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers (and I may be considered one) to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. So here goes…
First, the obvious: I am a start-up investor and advisor. Here are the start-ups that I currently work with most closely:
Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:
I do not receive money for paid reviews of products. I will however include affiliate links where I make money if a visitor decides to purchase a product from a link on the website. At the moment, there are no affiliate links on the website. In addition, you can assume (for the sake of comprehensive FCC disclosures) that I got fed by somebody, got some sweet gadgets or swag, or received some dough, equity, or stock options (even if I didn’t).
Please feel free to use the text on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.
(Thanks to Tim Ferriss for sharing his Disclaimer page)