The New Year – A Time for Reflection

As I think about how the calendar inspires me to reflect, cleanse and set myself up for the new year, I though about this post about ones career.  This is one of my favorite posts published in July of 2013. Startup guru?  The next major tech czar?  A savvy investor?  A code stud among a sea of studs? These are the media-like labels.  The ones that less than 1/100 of 1% get to.  But how about all the other roles that are equally critical?  Online marketing dude.  Customer acquisition queen.  Java god.  Designer of all designers. I have a favorite cliche (one of many I seem to share, and most come from my Dad) - "entrepreneurship is a team game not a solo sport".  We take this pretty seriously over here at TSF.  The team thing resonates throughout our selection process, our 12 week program, our post-program investment decisions and finally the time we decide to allocate to our portfolio companies after they leave us. As a grisly veteran (read old), I sometimes think back to what I was thinking at 25 or 30 years old and my career.  And I keep thinking of what I know now. Your career

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