On value-driven decision making.
I’m lucky enough to be partnering with the amazing Lizzie Francis in launching Brilliant Ventures, a firm that’s committed to going beyond capital for brilliant entrepreneurs. Lucky, not only because Lizzie is brilliant and well-respected and one of my favorite people, but also because we saw eye to eye on the most important thing we needed to do at the very beginning — before we activated deal flow, or engaged co-investors, or started raising funds. When Lizzie and I started
The asset known as rejection.
My husband is an actor. You've probably seen him on your television at least a few times. Between roles on Sex & the City, ER, The West Wing, Medium, Secret Life of the American Teenager and a bunch more I can't remember; commercial work for Geico (yes, he was a caveman), Oscar Mayer, Fedex, Lexus, McDonald's, and pretty much every brand you can think of, and a long list of independent and studio movies, he's among the rare breed known as the "working actor." In the world of