…useful and logical is this goal when most leaders are in fact quite harmful to their organizations? Instead of treating leadership like some kind of glamorous career destination or personal reward for reaching the top, we should remember that leadership is a resource for the organization — it is good only when employees benefit from it, by boosting their motivation and performance. Elevating the standards of leadership — not simply having more women in charge — should be the top …
This implies two very strange rules for VCs. First, only invest in companies that have the potential to return the value of the entire fund. … This leads to rule number two: because rule number one is so restrictive, there can’t be any other rules.
You don’t need to have children to understand that a world where we greet each other with kindness, as equals, regardless of how we look and sound or where we were born, is better than one where we use those traits as criteria for cruelty.
…can’t apply the logic of public equity markets, where by definition anyone can invest in any stock. Success in VC is probably 10% about picking, and 90% about sourcing the right deals and having entrepreneurs choose your firm as a partner”.
(Even though The Post is a complexifier for me, I do not at all regret my investment. The Post is a critical institution with a critical mission. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which will remain unswerving, is something I will be most proud of when I’m 90 and reviewing my life, if I’m lucky enough to live that long, regardless of any complexities it creates for me.)