As I mentioned in my recent podcast episode, Adding Value in Today’s Venture Capital Market with Peterson Ventures’ Ben Capell, I have been doing a lot of thinking about how I can add differentiated value to our MergeLane portfolio. I’m asking myself six questions to that end. Since these questions can be revised to be relevant to anyone who mentors, advises, invests, or manages, I thought I’d share them.
What are the five most impactful things mentors, advisors, and investors have done for my businesses?
What are the five most impactful things mentors, advisors, and investors have done for me personally?
What are the top five ways our current MergeLane mentors, advisors, and investors add value?
What are the five most important lessons I’ve learned that have changed the trajectory of my businesses?
What are the five most important lessons I’ve learned that have changed the trajectory of my life as an entrepreneur?
What are five things that I love doing that enable me to add unique value to our portfolio?
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