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056: Charlie O’Donnell, Venture Capitalist
Charlie O'Donnell, Photo by Christopher Michel

056: Charlie O’Donnell, Venture Capitalist

“There’s some level of positivity in just the ability to keep going.”

Welcome to Season II of Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Charlie O’Donnell, the venture capitalist behind Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. Here’s what Charlie had to say about starting his own fund, investing in people because of their character, the work and time that goes into making ideas fly, the moments when he didn’t realize that things were actually going well, and having a job that he’d still do – even if he had a blank check for life.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 056, with Charlie O’Donnell.

Follow what Charlie’s up to at thisisgoingtobebig.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @ceonyc.

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Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

 

038: François-David Nehama
Francois-David Nehama, Italy 2016

038: François-David Nehama

“The thing that I’m most proud of is not any deal that I’ve made, or any bonus that I’ve received, or anything like that. It’s to have had the foresight to formulate what I wanted.”

“A. I have no excuse to not be happy, and
B. I have no excuse to not have some form of contribution to others that feels meaningful so that I just don’t look at my belly button all day.”

“Life is a series of interesting encounters. Not just a luxurious background.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing. Conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to François-David Nehama. François worked for 20 years as a sugar commodities trader.

Listen to what François had to say about how he got into trading sugar on the high seas, handling intense moments with grace, and living life as though it’s an interesting vacation.

Also! When the sound gets a little funky throughout the episode – thats Notes on Doing this time. Not your device. For this interview I tested out some new *cheap* lavalier microphones to use when traveling, and they turned out to be awful. Sorry about that gang!

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 038 with François-David Nehama.

Check out more Notes on Doing episodes featuring conversations with people who love what they do at notesondoing.com and on iTunes or Stitcher! Episodes release weekly, every Monday. Follow us on Instagram @NotesonDoing and join our Notes on Doing Community Facebook group to stay in the loop.

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.