Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Latest Health Craze: Sex

In the public interest of my readers, I'd like to point you to this Forbes story on the health benefits of frequent sex.

Men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm enjoyed a death rate half that of the laggards.
But that's not all--frequent sex has also been proven to confer these other benefits:
  • Improved sense of smell
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Weight loss
  • Pain relief
  • Less frequent colds and flu
  • Better bladder control
  • Better prostate health (for men)
  • Increased happiness (duh!)

Go find your partner and tell him or her that you've got a great new doctor-recommended health plan!

Cookie-Cutter VC

The blogosphere is full of buzz about Charles River Venture's new QuickStart program, which lays out a cookie-cutter approach to small investments via convertible notes.

Folks have been quick to point out that convertible notes are nothing new; I took a $250K convertible when I started my first company.

What would really take some guts is for CRV to commit to the second half of the "frictionless VC" concept I outlined in 2005, which is to render a go/no-go decision after 1 week and 2 meetings. This would take much of the hassle out of raising money and enable faster entrepreneurship.

Convertible notes are nothing new--if it takes 3 months to negotiate a deal, what's the benefit? But getting a decision in less than a week? That's something that benefits everyone.