Articles by: Buehler

Alternative Investments, Business Strategy, Startup resources, Venture Capital

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Picks, Shovels & Risk. The best way to profit in a gold rush

In 1848, James Marshall stumbled upon a shiny, metallic substance near his sawmill in Coloma, California and set in motion a movement of wealth-seeking speculation that turned into the California Gold Rush. In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published a whitepaper on a new digital cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and set in motion a new movement of wealth-seeking speculation, this time a “digital gold” rush. While there are many differences between these […]

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Alternative Investments, Hedge Funds

Measuring the economic recovery using geolocation data

Measuring the economic recovery using geolocation data

Since the onset of the COVID lock downs, we have all debated the potential shape of an economic recovery. Will it be a “V” shape, “U” shape, “Nike Swoosh” or something else? We all have opinions. But no one knows for sure. I thought it would be interesting to look […]

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Top 10 Twitter Accounts for Macroeconomic Research

Top 10 Twitter Accounts for Macroeconomic Research

Twitter can be a wonderful source of information – IF you know the right accounts to follow. This post lists 10 of the best accounts to follow for macroeconomic investment commentary. A few notes about the list. First, it was incredibly hard to narrow this list to only 10 people. […]

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Business Strategy, Management & Strategy, Startup resources

What the ’97-’98 Bulls Can Teach Business Leaders About Forming Great Teams

What the ’97-’98 Bulls Can Teach Business Leaders About Forming Great Teams

The airing of the ESPN 10-part documentary “The Last Dance”, perfectly-timed in its release, has provided exactly what our country and the entire world need so badly. First, it has filled a small part of the literal void of televised athletics created by the suspension of all major sports. But […]

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Business Strategy, Startup resources

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth: Scenario Planning Frameworks

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth: Scenario Planning Frameworks

Iron Mike Tyson had a way with words. And with knocking people out. So who better to quote when it comes to contingency planning than a man who would TKO plans with a single punch? Scenario planning is always a critical activity for founders. But in these times, it is […]

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Alternative Investments, Hedge Funds

Bend it like Beckham: Using Geolocation Data to Measure Economic Activity

Bend it like Beckham: Using Geolocation Data to Measure Economic Activity

Over the past few months, the phrase “flattening the curve” has become mainstream vernacular. We have also been flooded with references to other types of curves…namely the potential shape of economic recovery. Will the recovery be a “V” shape, “U” shape, “Nike Swoosh” or something else? We all have opinions. […]

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Business Strategy, Startup resources

First Round Review: State of Startups 2019

First Round Review: State of Startups 2019

This insightful survey is posted without comment.

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Complexity and the Ten-Thousand Hour Rule

Complexity and the Ten-Thousand Hour Rule

Astra Ventures is committed to the pursuit of excellence.  This article authored by Malcolm Gladwell explores excellence in the form of expertise which, for cognitively-demanding fields such as investing, is developed over many years. “In cognitively demanding fields, there are no naturals. Nobody walks into an operating room, straight out […]

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Business Strategy, Management & Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Startup resources

The Founder’s Field Guide to (Reaching Your Summit)

The Founder’s Field Guide to (Reaching Your Summit)

First Round Review (a publication of First Round Capital) is publication that should be at or near the top of any entrepreneur’s reading list.  This post is a tip of the cap to their compendium entitled “The Founder’s Field Guide to Navigating the Crisis”. The First Round Review article is jam-packed […]

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Alternative Investments, Hedge Funds, Private Equity

1.21 Gigawatts of Central Bank Stimulus & Implications for Investors

1.21 Gigawatts of Central Bank Stimulus & Implications for Investors

Picture the scene. The date was 1955. November 12, 1955 to be precise. And there was a buzz in the air in Hill Valley, California that evening. Goldie Wilson was gaining support for his mayoral campaign. There had been a high-speed car chase around the town square that ended in […]

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