The Art of the Investment Proposition (Form) Letter

Since I happen to have done reasonably well in business, I receive semi-regular pitches from companies seeking my interest in the potential of investing in them.

I got one the other day that I loved, but for the wrong reasons.

I loved it because it looks like its author found a generic ‘please invest in me’ form letter somewhere, filled in the blanks, and just fired it off to lots of people he’d read about somewhere on the Internet, expecting money to fall out of the sky in response.

I’ve turned it back into a generic form letter by simply putting generic field names back into it.

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Driving Model S in the UK

I had a really fun trip back in May 2014 with my friend Robert Llewellyn, where we got to borrow a Tesla Model S and take a road trip to Cornwall. We visited a very cool place called The Eden Project.

Robert has recently turned this into part of ‘Tesla Road Trips’ edition of Fully Charged show on Youtube – here it is!

 

RMIT Talking Technology podcast

I had a nice chat with Garry Barker for an RMIT University Podcast series called “Talking Technology”.  We talked (yes, again :) ) about my favourite hot-button items – startups, innovation and investment cycles and electric cars.

The release date for the podcast is 14 August 2014, and here it is:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/itunes-u/talking-technology/id463655283