Mike Smith

“Never pitch problems without solutions - Danny Zuker, Executive Producer of Modern Family. He gave this speech at my college graduation and I think about it daily. It's such a great mindset and I get frustrated by people who just talk about problems without solutions. The first solution doesn't need to be perfect. Just that you are trying to fix the problem accomplishes alot.”

Location:

New York , New York, United States of America

Professional title:

Management Consultant by Day / Venture Capitalist by night

What do you do?

I find people who I admire and then pester them with help until it makes me money

Why?

I love the first few years of a business. Working directly with founders/executives really excites me because you can have such tangible change. Being stuck in a large corporation that moves slow is my greatest professional fear

What should we read?

Zero to One by Peter Thiel. Takes everything you know about business and flips it on it's head. I read this every few months

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