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  • Jun 9 2019
    Keep this in mind when pitching a family office

    Here is some advice to the sell-side when it comes to pitching family offices. The priority at G1 (first generation wealth) is very conservative.  It is all about protecting wealth.   You only have to become wealthy once and want to do everything to protect it. At today’s generation, the mindset is a little different.  While  Read more ➝

  • Jun 9 2019
    Stop Trying to Convince People

    We are all in sales.  It does not matter if you are in management, coaching sports, raising capital, or finding your significant other in life. No matter your role…remember this one very important point: Forget about overcoming objections.  Forget about trying to convince people. There are enough people out there who are interested in learning  Read more ➝

  • Jun 9 2019
    E-Sports and Gaming Growing Profits

    We continue to see how the video gaming industry continues to grow in popularity and what it has mean for niche pockets of investors. In fact, a few UHNW families I know have generated some compelling returns in E-Sports space. https://cnb.cx/2MC1eSt  

  • Jun 9 2019
    Context of Time

    When we think of the context of time, let’s look at the world of professional sports.  How often is the 35 year old athlete called a grizzled vet or washed up? Let’s remember this. He is only 35 years old. The same goes for the real world.  It does not matter if you are 35  Read more ➝

  • Jun 9 2019
    Encouraging Our Children

    Always provide encouragement to our children.  Even the smallest things that your children do well, recognize those things by showing how proud you are of them. We all have things we quite frankly are not good at.   And our children are the same.  So why we focus on stressing our children out about those things?    Read more ➝

  • Jun 9 2019
    McDonalds Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Congratulations to the steps McDonalds is taking in its role as a corporate citizen by exploring opportunities throughout its supply chain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. http://corporate.mcdonalds.com/content/corpmcd/scale-for-good/climate-action.html/

  • Jun 9 2019
    Special Situations in Shipping

    We see a lot of special situations and story transactions.  Scenarios involving shipping containers have been among our favorite or most productive.  The collateral is great and the economics are compelling. https://www.ft.com/content/78057f70-0160-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1  

  • Jun 9 2019
    Leadership and Experience in Economic Development

    This is a very good approach that integrates government and private citizens to rebuild communities. While this sounds exciting and everyone is out raising capital…we need to ensure we are bringing the right people into rebuilding these communities. Just do not hand money over to anyone raising a fund.   Look at the leadership and experience  Read more ➝

  • Jun 9 2019
    Relationships Still Matter

    Technology is the equalizer for everything we do today…except for one aspect. Being a human is the one thing that remains. I see a lot of people who are so focused on technology at the expense of being a human. I remain obsessed with this one principle. This remains the one differentiator that opens doors  Read more ➝

  • Jun 9 2019
    Why you do not invest off Proforma

    This is why we do not invest based off proformas or other projections that rarely become reality. https://www.wsj.com/articles/frackings-secret-problemoil-wells-arent-producing-as-much-as-forecast-11546450162