I’ve now invested in close to 100 entrepreneurs. When I think about the patterns I’ve seen, my most successful investments are backed by entrepreneurs who can really visualize a big idea and genuinely believe it’s possible. To get there, almost all of these entrepreneurs had to shed some deep-seated limiting beliefs. This has me wondering, how can we better spot big thinkers and big ideas with the propensity to scale, and how can we help our entrepreneurs think bigger?
I invited Dick Rothkopf, co-founder of Learning Curve International, the manufacturer of the Thomas the Tank Engine toys, to share his thoughts.
I was optimistic that I could will myself to keep my normal pace when the smoke settled in. I think I need to take a different approach.Read more ➞
The proliferation of venture capital funds has left many VCs wondering how to deliver unique value to their portfolio companies and how to scale that value to fit their portfolio strategy. I invited Ben Capell, partner at Peterson Ventures, to join us for a candid conversation.Read more ➞
When I listened to this story about a black entrepreneur who has been unable to raise funding for his startup, it made me wonder whether the investors he pitched had given him authentic feedback.Read more ➞
After my business partner had a serious health scare 18 months ago, I started asking myself three questions every day. I've added a fourth during this pandemic.Read more ➞