One thing that bothers me in the US is the thought that children that are handed things by their parents haven’t earned what they have because they were give a head start or leg up. There are a lot of “legs up” in this world from a better education, a lucky break, where you are located. There are just as many stories of people that were given an entity and drove it into the ground as there are of people that continued the success or made it better. But when you given a valuable asset people bring out the silver spoon description.
A good example that most of you didn’t even realize is David Benioff. One of the creators of Game of Thrones. Dave’s real name is actually David Friedman. My presumption was he changed his name so he wouldn’t be labeled. David’s father is the former chairman of Goldman Sachs, Steven Friedman, and at one point in time, one of the most important men in Finance. He made tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars over the years. Did Steven give him money to finance the show? I don’t know. But he certainly gave David an opportunity to get a great education and pursue his dream of being a writer without ever having to worry about how to pay the bills. That gift gave us the Game of Thrones. A phenomenon that has become a part of most of our lives over the years. And all because he came from a wealthy family that gave him a “leg up”.
When I am in New York I have stayed with the Friedmans a few times(my friend is part of the family) and had a good talk about the pressures of being the next generation. The pressure is greater to succeed because the bar is set so high. I talked about the responsibilities of having a 5th generation business and all the employees. If I succeeded, I was supposed to, if I failed I had all the advantages and I still failed. It was great to talk to a family that understood it better than anyone. David overcame the expectations with Game of Thrones. He would always be known as the person that started GOT and not as Steven Friedman’s son. He wanted his own identity. I tripled the sales of my company. Not quite GOT but I too got to the point where it was now mine and I was no longer thought of as the son but as a separate owner. We both got out of a shadow and now cast our own. He just has a tens of millions of dollars stacked to make his shadow. And mine is a large shrub.
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Quote of the Day: “ I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” -Susan Sontag
Domain of the Day: Veej.com 10 bids. A person that plays music videos is what comes to mind but I’m old and remember MTV when they actually were relevant and played music videos
DiskJockey.com Not really a term anyone uses but everyone still knows what it is so it can be a good brand. 1995 name
Jorge.com Popular first name in much of the world and the price proves it
Baga.com Going to do very very well in this environment
QLLL.com Collectible name that Asia seems to still covet
ExpiringNames.com Obvious use
GameWing.com Video games and chicken wings. The perfect combo. Or just video games
96A.com I still like these NNL names. Think they are easy to remember and make a good brand
PNHP.com I guarantee it doesn’t go under $800. That’s the price I read that CHIPs were at. Guarantee it goes above that
Decimeter.com I sold this via Namejet and its back up for sale
BOMM.com Lots of bidders on this LLLL.com
Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
Nutrispray.com So many uses for this. I like nutri and nutra names because so many products use it
EthereumGamble.com It certainly is and the ups and downs lately are showing how much
nSoul.com Would have been a great sub domain but since we’re not doing that anymore its half a name
Bulldogz.com All the bids think Z makes it cooler
oWallet.com Wallet names are hot right now. Most bids on the GD board today
Only19.com Probably adult but you could…..never mind, all adult. Ironically name is 19 years old also
ThePeculiar.com Everyone likes interesting
Femart.com Getting lots of bids. Female Art?
Gend.com Getting four figure bids. I think Gender
iVerified.com I use a similar company for employee background screening
Plext.com short and easy to spell. What you look for in a name
TrustLove.com The opposite of Tinder
Lovelily.com I just like the flow of this one.
Domains That I Like With One or No Bids
ArmorPay.com This is such a better name than most of the payment and escrow companies I see. My favorite is PayCock
Bullfighters.com A dying sport but no bids?
RomanceClub.com Some people still like romance. You’ll need this if you have romance.club . 1997 domain
LeftyGolfer.com Probably could have a whole site just for lefty things. Even just golf
DumbCrap.com This was the kind of name and content of every sight in 2007
NatureBook.com Can be more than just a book or selling books. No bids
Potata.com Female form of potato. And I made that up
eStrawberry.com Save yourself about 100K by throwing an E in front of it
RulesOfCraps.com I don’t usually recommend buildout names but this is an easy one.
ChickTees.com Not sure if this is a sexist name or not but I know exactly what would be sold here
SunBooth.com I think tanning booth but could be anything related to light
CoinCard.net It’s a dot net but I think we could eventually have bitcoin cards that we swipe or NCR
MakingLifeEasy.com Great marketing name for someone that offers a service that does exactly this
Other Domains With Bids
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