We go to dinners in town, drink really good wine. But I just feel like it could be more. We need some help figuring out what, and making this thing look like something people would actually want to be involved with.
How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
I said OK. At that meeting I met some of the more prominent VCs in town.
It was clear they wanted to take things up a notch, but were struggling to figure out exactly what that meant. Jamie Goldstein , another friend from HBS, was about to take over from James as Chairman with his own well-developed vision for how the group could advance the common interests of the VC community, which boiled down to fanning the fires of the innovation economy right here in Boston. After working with them a while I needed help, and asked my partners at Holland-Mark if we could apply some agency resources, as a pro-bono project.
They said sure.
How The World Works
Around that time Jamie asked me to go talk to a company in his portfolio, as a favor. That company was Actifio. Michael Greeley was the bridge to C. Next came the push for non-compete , which will eventually bear fruit in freeing our labor pool from a 19th century idea.
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