Today is a very special, perhaps solemn, but very special day for me. I learned this morning of the passing of Dr. Theodore Hesburgh, “Father Ted.” For the link to the February 27, 2015 NY Times article informing readers of this great man, copy and paste this URL into your browser http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/us/rev-theodore-hesburgh-influential-ex-president-of-notre-dame-dies-at-97.html?emc=eta1. For me, a […]
Maintaining longevity and relevance in an ever-changing financial industry is a hard won accomplishment; enjoying longevity coupled with consistent success is by no means a stroke of luck. It requires acumen and consistently successful practices. When asked how I’ve maintained these achievements, I refer first to the top management teams we’ve discovered or developed, and […]
“We don’t see things as they are…. We see them as we are.” —The Talmud So what does the Talmud, a book of Jewish law, have to do with venture capital? It’s not a Silicon Valley text. It has nothing to do with Union Square Ventures in New York City. It’s totally foreign to Route […]
“Frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” —Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder. As one of our country’s great venture leaders, certainly Jeff Bezos knows a great deal about innovations and tight boxes. And I’m not the only […]
“The World Belongs to the Young Entrepreneur” Innovation Magazine Perusing a copy of Innovation magazine some time ago, this article title grabbed my attention. As someone who’s mentored a number of brilliant young entrepreneurs throughout my career, the topic of celebrating young talent is close to my heart.
What often fails to be mentioned in discussions about launching a start-up is trust. Trust in your product, service and most importantly in your team. To me, that’s the most crucial element for success and often the quality most downplayed or even worse, ignored. Trusting environments are essential for success and continued innovation. I often […]