The Black Swan is one of my favorite books, if only because it proves the absurdity and unpredictability of life. It ratified something I had suspected for many years: Nobody has any idea what's going to happen next. Take the volcano ash, for example. I don't imagine a lot of people this week thought  that they could wake up on Thursday to find that a large volcanic eruption in Iceland had pretty much shut down most air travel in Europe... and that it might extend through the weekend. Just like  CEO of Bear Stearns played golf, having no clue that his company could be vaporized in a matter of days. Whoops! Yes, Nassim Nicholas Taleb is onto something. Black Swans happen all the time! So let's review the strange and unpredictable things that are happening on this news day:
This entry was posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 14:59 pm and is filed under Macro.
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Shareable Social Garners $118,000 Seed Round
  • Company: Shareable Social
  • Description: Creates and posts social media content for small and midsize businesses.
  • Website: www.shareablesocial.com
  • Type: Accelerator
  • Amount: $118,000
  • Round: Seed
  • Purpose: The company will use the proceeds to accelerate its initial development.
  • Investors:

Adtonik Receives $20,000 Seed Funding Round
  • Company: Adtonik
  • Description: See how your TV ad placements affect mobile ad engagement.
  • Website: www.adtonik.com
  • Type: Accelerator
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Round: Seed
  • Purpose: The company will use the proceeds to accelerate its initial development.
  • Investors:

Flawk Obtains $20,000 Seed Financing
  • Company: Flawk
  • Description: Engage your Twitter followers with synchronized media sharing, fan-curated questions, and one-on-one interaction.
  • Website: www.flawk.to
  • Type: Accelerator
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Round: Seed
  • Purpose: The company will use the proceeds to accelerate its initial development.
  • Investors: