A friend holds a senior admissions position at an Old Ivy. Every year, they’re flooded with applications, and the work load sounds crushing. “It’s OK, though,” my friend said. “Reading these applications gives me hope.” The reason is that there are so many young people doing great things and, upon graduation, are unleashed onto the
I am very grateful to Todd Brennan for inviting me to a party. It was fun, and I learned much. Todd co-founded Bit9, now called Carbon Black (prior post here). To celebrate the company’s recent IPO, he invited the other founders, founding engineers and early executives to a dinner. I’ve known Todd for a while.
A lifelong friend was in town and reached out. We were able to meet up, thankfully. These are the friendships for which I live. Within minutes of sitting down, we were able to speak honestly and openly about our victories and challenges. There was none of the: “How-are-you-I’m-great-and-you?” banter. Maybe it is because we’ve known
“That was a great diligence trip,” Todd Brennan said. Todd co-founded Bit9, which later became Carbon Black. We were speaking the day of the Carbon Black IPO and marveled at its Day One $1.6 billion market cap. He and I stopped our direct involvement with the company years ago, but we continue to stay in
Many years ago, I co-led the first institutional round in Bit9, now known as Carbon Black, which went public this morning. It’s official! We’ve kicked off Friday trading, ringing the opening bell for @Nasdaq in #NYC #IPO #CBLK #infosec pic.twitter.com/l8n5BZGReP — Carbon Black, Inc. (@CarbonBlack_Inc) May 4, 2018 As I’ve written before, the road for
A bit ago, reporter Galen Moore asked if I would share my family’s immigrant story. I forwarded to him a blog post, and he asked if he could include it in a new initiative he was working on to feature immigrants. Galen is a great guy, and so, I agreed. I didn’t think more about