After Carbon Black went public, Mrs. T. and I had some discussions (I co-led the first institutional round when it was called Bit9; details here and here). I’m excited to announce that our family will take all of those winnings and invest them in startups. We also will donate 100% of any gains to charities.
We are empty nesters for a few weeks and for the first time ever. “Let’s go fly fishing,” Mrs. T. said. “I’d love to learn.” “Really?” So, many moons ago, we booked a long weekend up at northern New Hampshire, at the spot where I taught each of our children to fish. It is a
Summer is a time for vapidly empty weekend schedules, oppressive humidity and asphalt streets that almost steam with resignation from heat that is almost cruel. Today was that kind of day. I found myself with nothing to do this Saturday, with the family out of town, enjoying internships, camp and assorted travels here and there.
We’re happy to announce that our family angel program (back 70+ entrepreneurs and donate all gains to charity; details here) has invested in Nurse 1-1. It is our 13th investment so far (portfolio here). I’ve known for many years founder Michael Sheeley. He co-founded RunKeeper (sold to ASICS) and knows B2C business models extremely well.
We’re happy to announce that our family angel program (back 70+ entrepreneurs and donate all gains to charity; details here) has invested in Kalea Wear. It is our 12th investment so far (portfolio here). We really enjoyed meeting with founders Liz Kwo and Alicia Tulsee. They have overcome many personal challenges and have accomplished so
Here’s to hope, love and friendship. I write that because I last week saw Robert Waldinger speak at a leader development course. As I’ve written before (here), a very famous study concluded that there is a major driver of happiness: friends and family. It is not fame, money or status. Well, as luck would have
At the three-day leader development course I took last week (prior post here), they showed us a cool video about empathy and that it is not sympathy. I found it very insightful. I think it was an important video for a bunch of mid-life Harvard MBAs to see. That is because we can lose touch