Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As I took a moment to reflect during the holiday season, I was amazed by the stunning contrasts of 2023—it showed me the best and the worst of times. Personally, it was one of the toughest years I’ve ever experienced. Professionally, it was an incredibly...
Wax On, Wax Off

Wax On, Wax Off

3 Lessons Daniel LaRusso, the Karate Kid, Can Teach Us About Mentorship In their recent case note, Exploring the Future of Entrepreneurship through Acquisition, Professor A.J. Wasserstein and investor Jeff Stevens predict a decrease in the level of investor support...
Service Providers Suck.

Service Providers Suck.

So, as I was sitting in the Wireless store this week with the 19 other people ahead of me in the automated queue, I started thinking about why I hate customer service at companies like this. It’s the complete absence of focus on either the “customer” or “service” in...
Appreciating Preparation

Appreciating Preparation

When I meet with students and aspiring entrepreneurs, they often marvel at my career and credentials. One glance at my resume or LinkedIn profile might lead people to believe these accomplishments are solely my own. I put in a lot of hard work, but let me set the...
Your Time Horizon

Your Time Horizon

Your Time Horizon When starting out in the search fund space, it is only natural for searchers to be grateful for every funding commitment you receive. However, it’s important to remember that early discussions with investors are not just for their vetting of...