Career

28 Nov Are You Headed For a Wile E. Coyote Moment?

  Yesterday, while having dinner with friends, we spotted a roadrunner making its way through the yard.  Yes, they really do exist and it’s one of many pleasant surprises living in the desert.  I always wondered what made Wile E Coyote double down in his endless...

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02 Oct Grabbing Your Brass Ring

Last week I met with two clients who are planning to make big changes next year. Glen is going to leave his current firm and Corey is going to sell his company. Both men know that to prepare themselves for the best possible outcomes, the...

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28 Jun Some Mid-Year Mojo – Rebalancing

"I've spent my whole life working to provide for my family. When do I get to make it about me again? I'm not a selfish man, but isn't it ok to rebalance at some point? The challenge is, I'm just not sure how to even...

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11 Apr Who’s on your “A” team?

Mentoring makes a difference. It's the foundation behind the Board in every investment you make. Imagine considering an investment in a portfolio company and the founder says, "Nah, I got this. I don't really need any input on how I make decisions or run the...

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30 Mar What’s Your Number?

In this business, we focus a ton on numbers… ROI, Exits, Carry, Bonuses, Cash Valuations … and on and on.  I’ve been really focused recently on one particular question with my clients … What’s your number? Most of them think I’m asking about the number they...

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Chase What Matters Blog Post

17 Mar The Guy With The Best Job In The World

  When he heard himself say, “I only have to do it for eight more years, til the kids are gone …” and thought he might throw up at that thought, Mark realized he HAD to do something differently. But, what finally shocked him into action...

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