A new friend and I used to meet once a month during his last seven months of life. I’m thinking of him because I just finished reading this evening “The Last Lecture,” by Randy Pausch. My exec. coach recommended it. A professor at Carnegie Mellon, married, and father of three children ages six and under,
What a great talk today by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg! The New England VC Association hosted the event, and as I’ve written before, C.A. made it happen. 500+ folks were packed in the room (unfortunately, another 540 folks were on the wait list–this event sold out in 8 hours!). There was a ton of
I’m really happy to write that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is coming to Boston to speak. The New England VC Association (NEVCA) is hosting the event. We found out that Sheryl was going to be in town, and so, we asked if she could spare some time. NEVCA announced the event this morning.
I read Terry Francona’s new book. He is the ex-Red Sox Manager, who took the team to two World Series titles and, at long last, “reversed the curse.” If you like baseball, it is a fun insider’s view into how a professional sports team is run. If you like following companies, it’s also an example
Brad Feld and his wife, Amy Batchelor, have written a book on thriving in a long-term relationship with an entrepreneur. I just read it in one sitting. It is that good. Entrepreneurs are most definitely interesting people, driven by some usually deep needs for achievement and/or independence. So, being married to one does pose challenges. I think
Every fall, I read again J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” and Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast.” I discovered the books in high school, and for some reason, I’m drawn to them when the leaves turn to brilliant orange and yellow here in New England. I’m not sure why I re-read them, now that I’m