Current Perspective on the Birmingham Entrepreneurial Scene: Mid-2021

Current Perspective on the Birmingham Entrepreneurial Scene: Mid-2021

“You need to make hay when it rains.” I first heard this axiom — in that instance, in connection to a business in high-end consumer goods — in my early days as a lawyer. Simply put, the goal is to make your money during the good times, knowing that the...
The Super League Debacle: What European Football Can Teach Us about Mission-Driven Investment and Social Capital

The Super League Debacle: What European Football Can Teach Us about Mission-Driven Investment and Social Capital

Last week, a group of 12 European soccer teams tried to form an exclusive league unto themselves only to see it crumble. The plan became the business mistake du jour and had even the most casual soccer fan engaged and enraged. Since I follow it only loosely, I didn’t...
Social Capital Resources

Social Capital Resources

For some of you close to me, SOCAP is a way-too-familiar refrain. SOCAP Global is an annual conference devoted to social capital or impact investing held in San Francisco. I love it and I talk about it often. When I first attended SOCAP in 2018, it was an eye-opening...