Month: July 2015

Venture Capital Blackjack

Venture Capital Blackjack

I’ve never been much of a gambler. Perhaps it stems from my last 16 years spent as a banker, or my extreme disdain for losing hard earned money. So perhaps it comes as a surprise to hear that I’m a huge fan of casino games, specifically the game of blackjack. For me, the game represents the perfect combination of probability computation, intuition, and good old-fashioned luck. Winning in blackjack is fairly straightforward. A player wins...

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Managing your network and the 1% rule

Managing your network and the 1% rule

Stating the obvious, building and managing a strong network is a critical component of success in business.  And within the world of Venture Capital, network signal strength frequently serves as the determining factor between moderate and resounding success. Unfortunately, while most people are proficient at building a network, too many miss the mark of what it means to manage an effective network. It’s not hard to understand why.  After...

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