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Bringing Depression Out of The Shadows In Startups

…an simply be a resource for them. Q: Have you actually had these conversations? A: I’ve had these conversations many, many times. Q: What do you suggest to people who need help? A: Talk to your mentors, your peers, and your partners. Take the risk of being vulnerable. Q: Are there resources you’ve discovered that are particularly geared or well-suited to entrepreneurs? A: Jerry Colonna’s Reboot.io is the best organization in the world for this….

The Second Reboot VC Bootcamp

…lly since it’s a lot less expensive (free) than renting a hotel conference room for the day – and a lot more pleasant. About 20 VCs from around the world showed up for an intense four day experience lead by Jerry Colonna and his Reboot team. The website is understated about the experience. “Over this long weekend with Jerry, Brad Feld and Team Reboot, we’ll work to uncover your authentic leadership style and teach practical…

The Importance Of A Monthly Cadence With Close Friends

…we actually had any emotional dissonance of any sort. It’s a casual couple of hours for us to check in on each other. This morning I was emailing with Fred Wilson about some stuff. He asked me how it was to have Jerry Colonna living part time in Boulder. Jerry is now chairman of Naropa University and is one of my closest friends. He and Fred used to be partners at Flatiron Partners and are still very close. My response was…

Surviving the Startup Life: The Toll of Merging Identity and Work

…led Surviving the Startup Life: The Toll of Merging Identity and Work. Jerry is the best CEO coach I know, a dear friend, and one of the best investors I ever have gotten to work with (we did a lot together in the 1990s when Jerry was partners with Fred Wilson at Flatiron Partners.) Context on the event comes from Jerry’s blog post titled The Hand of A Friend: “A distraught client emailed me the day after Jody [Sherman] died. So many…

A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

…ounder of Meritage Funds, wrote me a very long response. I decided to sit on it for a while and continue to ponder the history of VC in the 1980’s and the current era we are experiencing to see if anything new appeared after Jerry’s post. There hasn’t been much so after some back and forth and editing with Jack, following is his reaction to Jerry’s piece along with some additional thoughts to chew on. It is good that Mr. Neumann begins his piece…