This week I was pleased to be a member of the San Francisco audience in a private equity roadshow for entrepreneurs. I was there as an entrepreneur grooming myself to become investment-ready.
The event was produced by a global investing network that stressed we exercise due diligence before supporting a venture.
Warming up the crowd, the founder announced the opening of its new Israeli branch. He asked us, "Does anyone here speak Israeli?"
That's not global.
When you're a global operator, culture should be an aspect of your due diligence, if for no other reason than to be personally aware.
I take from this experience that even investors who are interested in making commitments in the wider world need help understanding it.
Causes Anastasia Ashman Supports
Vipassana Meditation Instruction (dhamma.org) Ashoka Organization of Social Entrepreneurs (ashoka.org)