I just met up with a former Cambridge Associates consultant. She used to advise one of our major investors, and we over time developed a very good and positive relationship. After 10+ years at C.A., she left. And, after some period of self-examination, she started a job search and recently became the chief investment executive at
There’s an interesting NY Times article this morning on an entrepreneur and his mid-life crisis. He sounds like a quirky and interesting person, and he is trying to simplify his life. His $100MM net worth obviously enables him to have options regarding what kind of crisis he can have. Call it “crisis optionality,” I suppose. He
It’s been a beautiful Sunday. Not too hot and the sun is out and bright. I took our 15 year-old out for a first-time-behind-the-wheel experience at the local high school parking lot. That was a great deal of fun. Much laughter and youthful excitement. Then, we after went out for dim sum. After b-school, Mrs.
One of the most popular talks at my recent b-school reunion was one entitled, “How to Live an Extraordinary Life?” Stever Robbins, an alumnus and a CEO advisor, spoke. It was a great talk (a version of it is up top, or click here). For me, the best part was when he talked about some “dastardly myths.” Two in
I think there’s a huge difference between the image of someone/something and the reality of it. I think this is particularly true about jobs. For example, I today took a call from a recent Brown graduate. I had spoken to a class on entrepreneurship, and this individual followed up afterwards. He is about to start medical
I am still thinking about the talk I gave yesterday at Brown, about which I wrote here. A student from Brazil, Gabrielle Bufrem, asked me a question about decision-making after college. I told her that the most important thing to learn for making better choices was this: learning to fail. You see, if you get