The unique combination of many dimensions required to create one thing: value. This includes selecting the right startups to invest in; working successfully with the founding teams; guiding growth without going overboard; leveraging networks to deliver help exactly as needed; understanding technology, regulation and competition in the different markets and segments; strong fundraising dynamics; successfully orchestrating the exit; and working as a team including constant learning: there’s something new every day.
It is becoming ever faster, more fundamental, more multifaceted, as are its applications and options. Likewise, my children are exploring it playfully in their own individual and varied ways, which also includes a return to things from earlier times, like reaching for a book. It’s fairly clear that none of them will make the trip to a bank branch or an insurance broker in the future, although one thing is certain: teaching matters of the heart requires more than technology.