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 all gains to charities. Why do
“Wow, we have to invest,” I said, at the end of the meeting. “Absolutely!” Mrs. T. exclaimed. We had just met with Allen and Diana Arseneau and knew very quickly we wanted to invest. I’ve met a lot of founders, but this team’s passion, attention to detail and expertise really stood out. So, we’re happy
It’s a small world, and I happen to know two of the Lyft executive team members. They joined when the company was at a later stage and helped it scale to the IPO. I’m happy for them. At dinner with a few of my children, we talked about the IPO and how a sudden rainfall
The town of Altmar, population 354 at last count, is a curious one. Way up in NY, near Lake Ontario, it is not near anything famous for land dwellers. Syracuse is an hour away, and it is a long 4.5-hour drive from Boston. But, for fly anglers, it offers this: the elusive, brutish and beautiful
I’m out of town this week for spring break, but wanted to write about the college admissions scandal that was announced yesterday. It is a very sad affair, but I am not surprised. When both major and niche sports comprise a clear path into very selective colleges (unlike in Europe), there is room for abuse.
Today is Fat Tuesday. Tomorrow, Lent kicks off with Ash Wednesday and introduces a few months when some of us are encouraged to pray, fast and give alms. Every spiritual or religious practice out there encourages an episodic fast. For me, I find it valuable. It is refreshing to do with less in an ad
A podcast series on my fave list is “Stay Tuned.” I’m behind on my podcast listening, but was able to hear the recent one, which featured Bryan Stevenson, who has spent his life on criminal-justice reform (link here) and his job as an attorney defending minors on death row. I found the podcast to be