"Investment Banking is 10% Financial Analysis and 90% Psycho-analysis" – André Meyer  This blog is about the "other 90%"…

From Trauma thru Strength to Weakness

I attended a sales seminar today, where I learnt that some of our strengths are overcompensations of negative influences we had been exposed to early in our life… which, in overdose, can turn into weaknesses. One of the seminar participants told us how his father’s dissatisfaction with his silver medal performance in a children’s wrestling […]

Cuddle Losers, Piss off Winners

On route to DC, finished my book early, and checked out the movie listing for a good sports comedy.  I like to watch sport movies for inspiration. Love it when the underdogs surprise the crowds and win from nowhere.  This is of course the story of ‘Major League’, a 1989 baseball classic starring Tom Beranger […]

Whatever Gets You to the Light

Success is shapeless, odorless (ok, it’s sweet), and comes in any size and color.  I know entrepreneurs of high culture and sophistication, as well as others who graduated from the high school of hard knocks and bruises.  In Britain and America some of the most iconic entrepreneurs are college dropouts. If there is any correlation […]

Passion, Sex, Entrepreneurship

Action, especially the fast and massive variety, can be addictive – asserts hedge fund guru Richard Wilson. The surge of adrenaline, the excitement that taking steps toward a vision generates, can make you hooked on repeating the process. This is a major clue to how successful entrepreneurs create the momentum that propels their businesses past the […]