I enjoyed this:
It’s just a simple fact: Most mergers and acquisitions fail.
70-90% based on studies from Harvard and if they don’t outright fail there’s still a 60%+ chance that the M&A will actually hurt shareholder value and possibly threaten the acquiring company’s very existence.
I love this:
But what people care deeply about and cherish and talk to their therapists most about and fall madly in love with you over is actually your particular combination of ordinary.
The longer I live the longer I see this true in my own life. I’ll give you a very, very personal example:
I found this to be very useful (and it’s entirely true):
These are epic:
The power of being reminded. Is it a bit meta to be reminding you about the power of being reminded (which is all about repetition)?
I dunno. Take a look:
I wrote a post yesterday about raising a round of venture capital for my startup which is important for two reasons, the first is the fact that it’s the first time we’ve been “officially” public about it and second because it was an opportunity to highlight a powerful principle that we all know intellectually but oftentimes forget.
I hate when that happens.