The semester is just about over. 11 weeks of classes and then two weeks of final presentations came to a close Wednesday.
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Last week I celebrated my xx birthday. No magic number. No big celebration. But, as a friend of mine from my daily high school email posse remarked... "Having birthdays is a whole lot better than not having them". James Geshwiler and Maia Heymann began our 8:00 Monday morning status call at Common Angels by singing "Happy Birthday". Mike Schumann, VP of Sales at Salsify, asked through Linked In how it felt to be 49? I responded, of course, that "I wouldn't know...yet." 70 of my FaceBook friends chimed in with best wishes and another couple of hundred through Linked In. And, yes, I did get two actual paper birthday cards...from the cats. And, oh yeah, I bought myself a car as a birthday gift.
Recognition for this title to Seth Godin in his blog last Saturday. A Tufts grad, Seth has a knack for minimalism both in his blog content and in his persona. As I was reading his blog, immediately I thought of how important a statement this was for the sales people at most companies. And the reason for that are these disturbing facts below from a recent study at the Harvard Business School:
Cannot imagine what it would be like to become the CEO of Microsoft, but since my buds, Bill and Steve, once again passed over my application, I was reading up on Satya Nadella on Saturday morning (since this is a winta' without snowboarding), and I was struck my his simple, but provoking quote that...
John Landry and I had the opportunity to present the week before last to the 128 Innovation Capital Group at the IBM Innovation Center on the subject of angel investing. Great group of entrepreneurs and Annette Reynolds, the Executive Director, runs a tight ship. Check out her next Pitch Party at the Piranha Pond, which is coming up on the 30th at 6:00PM at the Tech Sandbox, in Southborough With the significant market shifts in angel investing in general and specifically regarding the very positive changes at Common Angels, where John and I are partners, it was a great time to wave the flag and talk about something we're both passionate about.
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