Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by RenchFries, Dec 10, 2015.
If yes, how much, and how did it work out?
@Chriza once put 20 bucks in a lemonade stand
I bought a old Alfa Romeo and rebuilt it in my home garage. Taught myself how to do body and paint as well. Still have the car and has become fairly well known worldwide by various Alfa clubs. Sooooo good?, i guess
Howard Stern taught me to never sink your own money into projects. Get someone else to pay for it.
He's no dummy. Let someone else take all the risks, and he rakes in most of the profit.
Spent $65,000 on a Peterbilt and it has worked out well for me.
oh hey icypussy
Define a personal project? A business? An investment?
Investment in a piece of software that you are working on with a small team.
When I worked for Exxon I was in Dubai for business, I paid $200 to an escort for a "date". She was originally from Pittsburgh, dumb as a rock and had horrible titty implants. I tipped her $50 since she gave me an "around the world", but I haven't been able to get rid of this rash I have. Totally not worth it.
I spent most of my saved allowance money as a kid on porno mags to go for the record for the most masterbations by a person in a year (teenager 12-15 division). All the hard work had me in the top 10. So it was well worth the effort.
Didn't work out
How many guys invested in marriage only to come home and see some one plowing your old lady lol opps there goes 1/2 of everything.
Software is scary business. A small company I used to work for was hired to develop a search engine for message boards dealing with cars. That evolved to searching all message boards. The road was long and expensive, with the owner of our company taking equity as payment when the search engine's angel investor refused to fund it any further. After a while, with all the money raising, the guys who started the company had only a little equity to show for all their work. As a matter of fact, one of the dudes was the only one left standing along with my former boss. I'm not sure if that angel investor still has a huge stake or if he sold it back to them when the company was worthless. The site evolved from searching to data collection and analysis. Marketing firms use their data for research.
If your small team can afford to self-fund to the end, then you'll be in better shape than if you are constantly having to raise capital.
We're not raising money, all self-funded. I'm talking like around 1000 a person.
I thought you said serious dough. That's hobby money. Serious dough is life-affecting money. The stuff that keeps you up at night because you're afraid of losing it.
1000 bucks is a lot to me. I'm not super rich. Living in the city is expensive as fuck and my salary has sucked for the last 3 years.
Myself, my GF, and my best friend once went in on this huge brick of heroin. We planned to sell most of it and get high on the rest. The result was me losing an arm, my buddy goes to jail, and my girl is going ass-to-ass in front of that guy from "Platoon".
Or maybe that was a movie I once watched. Hard to tell these days.