Great post Jon,
This reminded me a lot of the difference between the resume virtues and the eulogy virtues. We spend so much of our time and resources on figuring out how to get that next thing. Whether it’s more wealth, status, recognition, etc.
I couldn’t agree with you more that character has been crumbling over the last several decades. Not just in leadership, but in all walks of life.
I don’t claim to be a person of deep moral character, but I do enjoy studying and learning about the topic, so thanks for your words.
I personally am grateful for my degree in economics, and am glad I learned everything that I did going to school. However, I always wonder what I would’ve been able to accomplish had I not been a full-time student the last four years. As for Mike’s comment, my personal experience has been that going to school and being an entrepreneur at the same…
Love the work you are doing, Ross Baird. I’m especially excited about the Village Capital efforts in Ecuador, where I lived and worked for two years. It’s a shame that one of the most beautiful and ecologically-diverse countries in the world is being exhausted and depleted. Please continue to keep us updated on the progress at Village Capital. Thanks.
A high amount of startups do fail, but where have you found this data that they destroy more wealth than they create? I’m not saying I know the answer to this question, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Silicon Valley creates much more wealth than it destroys. I would even guess this is true by a fairly large multiple. Just think about venture capital…