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ヽ(⌐□_□)ノ Nº137 Old is Gold 👴🏻 🏆

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ヽ(⌐□_□)ノ Nº137 Old is Gold 👴🏻 🏆
By Jon Woodroof • Issue #137 • View online
One week till Eurobike! If you’re keen to grab a coffee or beer, let me know when here.

This week’s theme: OLD IS GOLD was inspired by research at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University that found, contrary to popular thinking, the best entrepreneurs tend to be middle-aged.
  • Among the very fastest-growing new tech companies, the average founder was 45 at the time of founding. 
  • Furthermore, a given 50-year-old entrepreneur is nearly twice as likely to have a runaway success as a 30-year-old.
  • […] while older people build stronger companies, venture capitalists nonetheless invest disproportionately in firms with younger founders.
I find these findings thought-provoking and unsurprising. Often when the companies we work with are led by younger entrepreneurs, we simply encounter them making mistakes that older clients just don’t make. Patience, vision, and execution are all improved with time and experience. This leads to more sustainable and viable strategies with realistic and achievable goals. 
Key takeaway? Everybody gets older every day. If you’re not there yet, that’s ok but take the time to learn from those who are & don’t just write them off while you’re trying to “disrupt” something that you may not fully understand.
Lastly, the top image is by Frank from my recent radical ride in Switzerland aboard the Elian Cycles x OBST & GEMÜSE cargo e-bike. Check it out here.
As always thank you for reading,
Jon
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Here's to finding gold this week!
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