One of the most important things I learned this week is to be more open with people and let my guard down more often. I’ve been told that I might seem “guarded” at times, and there’s probably some truth to that. However, it is by no means intentional. There are a myriad of reasons for “why” I think I often struggle with maintaining a consistently … Continue reading Let Your Guard Down
My first job out of college was in the field of engineering (Structural Engineering, to be precise). I wanted to build buildings and work on complex job sites where I would wear a hard hat and boss people around. For some strange reason I thought this was what engineers did……..right out of college. After college, when I sat down at my desk for the first … Continue reading Can You Be a Good Investor If You’ve Never Been an Entrepreneur?
Probably the most fun part of what I do is talking to startups from all over the United States (and world). This week I had the opportunity to talk to a fin-tech startup called Copper Street. Copper Street has built a platform that takes a novel approach to educating people about finance and the stock market through gamification. Individuals using the site can create a … Continue reading Week in Review of Cool Startups
I have been doing a lot of thinking about risk, reward, and probability and how these things affect our decision making processes. I often wonder if there is a direct and proportionate correlation between risk and reward and how much probability has an impact on the risk/reward relationship. Risk has many different variations and is usually defined as something that “could” occur. Probability is the … Continue reading Risk and Probability
I enjoyed this graphic a friend of mine sent over in his newsletter. Continue reading The Emotional Journey of Creating Anything Great
It’s the first day of the New Year and now that 2016 is over it’s probably appropriate to look back and reflect on all the positive things that happened last year. Professionally, I was able to work with a stellar team to create a new investment fund for our company. I got a title change from Manager to Director. Our firm had two portfolio companies … Continue reading 2017 Goal Planning