Interview with Dirigo Advisors Founder Patrick McGinnis

Full Name & Georgetown School and Year Patrick J. McGinnis, SFS ‘98 Professional Title & Organization Author, The 10% Entrepreneur and Founder, Dirigo Advisors Career What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Combining all of the experiences and lessons learned from investing in fast growing companies on five continents into a book … Continue reading Interview with Dirigo Advisors Founder Patrick McGinnis

Freelancing Won’t Help You to Build Wealth

Guest Post by Patrick J. McGinnis, a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast-growing businesses. He is the author of the new book THE 10% ENTREPRENEUR: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job. The gig economy is … Continue reading Freelancing Won’t Help You to Build Wealth

Interview with the Co-Founder of Solemates Monica Ferguson (B’00)

What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? There have been a lot of rewarding moments as an entrepreneur, but I think when Oprah Winfrey devoted a half page in her magazine and called my invention/product "genius". It was great. What do you wish you had done earlier in your career? I wish … Continue reading Interview with the Co-Founder of Solemates Monica Ferguson (B’00)

Creating a High Performance Organization Culture

Guest Post by: Susan Levine (I'89) There is a strong correlation between highly engaged employees and high performance organizations. Our people are our assets, our engine and our lifeblood. And no one would dispute the fact that our long term success will be driven by our ability to attract, retain, motivate and develop the best … Continue reading Creating a High Performance Organization Culture

Interview with Halo Top President and COO Doug Bouton (COL ’07)

What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? If I had to choose, I think the fact that we employee more than 100 people right now. It's very rewarding to create great jobs for great people. What do you wish you had done earlier in your career? Unfortunately, my "career" has largely been … Continue reading Interview with Halo Top President and COO Doug Bouton (COL ’07)

The Number One Thing You Need to Get Started on Becoming Part-Time Entrepreneur

Guest Post by: Patrick J. McGinnis, a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast-growing businesses. He is the author of the new book THE 10% ENTREPRENEUR: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job. In less … Continue reading The Number One Thing You Need to Get Started on Becoming Part-Time Entrepreneur

From Surviving to Thriving

Guest Post by: Linda Hardenstein "I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing, but I do know this isn’t it.” It’s frustrating to be unsure about your career path, or to be unhappy at work. Especially when you have talent, knowledge, skills, and abilities to contribute. “Making it Work” Doesn’t Work Being miserable in your career … Continue reading From Surviving to Thriving

GU@SXSW

Georgetown is headed to SXSW. Are you?  4 events are happening for Hoyas - we hope you'll join us! #GUatSxSW Georgetown SxSWedu Panel: Designing the Future University from the Inside Wednesday, March 5, 2014  1:30-2:30 PM Why college? Is the degree doomed? Can universities be unbundled? Higher education is at a critical juncture point. We believe that … Continue reading GU@SXSW