Jim Mosquera started in the world of telecommunications. He served in a variety of roles including engineering, sales, sales support, product development, and training. In 2004, he received a patent for a software application he developed with a colleague. After completing the requirements for a Series 3 license (Commodity Trading Advisor), Jim actively traded commodities and developed proprietary software programs used in options and futures trading. In the late 1990s, he realized that something was amiss in the stock market. Many people were successful making money without having any meaningful experience in the markets. His employment in technology led him to recognize a “bubble” forming in companies related to the Internet. He warned those that he knew to remove their money from the stock market since it appeared a large, speculative bubble was about to pop. It did in the year 2000. Over the next several years, he acquired more knowledge that ultimately led to the creation of a financial publication, “The Sentinel Financial Report.” This publication inspired the book on the financial crisis of 2007-2008 called “Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis.” For many people, the financial crisis was a temporary interruption on the way to greater stock market gains. For him, something more sinister lurks. In 2015, he followed up with another book called “Escaping Oz: Navigating the crisis.” His first novel, “2020,” a thriller features politics, financial crisis, and cyber terror. Jim contributes to many online financial publications and is the operator of TheSentinel.biz. He is also a Principal at Sentinel Consulting, a business debt restructuring and capital acquisition firm.
Janet Kole – Attorney and Author of The Smell of Money: An Odd Fellows Mystery (Volume 1)
Janet Kole graduated from Bryn Mawr College before going on to receive her master’s from New York University and law degree from Temple University’s James Beasley School of Law. She has written many books and articles on legal issues, but has been a fan of mystery fiction her whole life, especially the works of Agatha Christie and Robert Parker. She practiced law for 30 years with both large law firms and, for five years, her own environmental law boutique. She started publishing her work in The Bergen Record in the 1960s, as a feature reporter for the newspaper. She wrote for Ms. magazine, New Times, Penthouse and Harper’s Bazaar before becoming a lawyer. For years she had a column on women and the law in Harper’s Bazaar. She has also written guides for young lawyers, Chasing Paper, Pleading Your Case, A Brief Guide to Brief Writing, and Avoiding Bad Depositions,which were published by ABA Publishing. Her first book, Suggestion of Death, was published last year.
Venture and Vultures Part 2
This show features the first chapter of our second entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures Part 2: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Hope you enjoy!
And now Chapter 1…… “Best Friends Forever”