I’m deeply unsatisfied with the life I lead. Some people might find this strange.
I’ve got a girlfriend whom I love, and who loves me back. My income puts me in the top 1% for my age. I live in one of the most vibrant & fun cities in the world.
I’ve attained many of the markers of success that society agrees upon as valid. So why am I not happy?
Continue reading “The Journey Forward”
I’ve alluded to my income being well above average a couple times on this blog, and that’s no exaggeration – as a software engineer in NYC finance, I do make substantially more $ than the average 26-year old.
That said, I don’t have the money to do all the things I want to do at this point in my life. I’m what financial advisors sometimes call a HENRY – high earning but not rich yet. There are many expensive & personally-important things that are out of reach for me, especially put in combination.
This includes certain cosmetic medical procedures and a better wardrobe, but experiences like vacations & fine dining are probably at the top of my list.
Continue reading “Funding My Adventures”
I wrote a fun twitter thread a while ago about how I help my current employer get proprietary deal flow in the software growth equity space.
Today, we’re going to do something different and talk about how I’d go about creating a powerful small business & lower-middle market deal flow engine.
I’ve drafted a three-step process for finding & reaching out to SMB sellers that I’m convinced would be far more effective than doing things “the old fashioned way”. Let’s dig in!
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“Where do you see yourself in five years?” is a classic interview question that I’ve had trouble with in the past.
It’s not a terribly complicated question to answer as a 26 year old software engineer, but as my mother knows, making easy assignments into hard ones is something of a specialty for me.
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Software engineers often carry a strong disdain for magic.
Ironically enough, this is because they’re in one of the few professions where magic, for most intents & purposes, actually works.
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Full In Partners is a software growth equity & buyout firm in Midtown Manhattan. They’re also my employer of almost a year.
Starting work here in May 2022 has been two miracles for the price of one.
Continue reading “Two Miracles”
I’m a tech guy. It’s in my blood.
My father introduced personal computing to his workplace back in 1986.
This workplace, mind you, was a farming & cattle ranching operation in the middle of nowhere. (Nearest to Fresno, in California’s Central Valley).
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