Back to School

As children head back to school this Fall, I found myself thinking about the descriptors used to paint a picture of a child going to school and executives entering the world of M&A for the first time.  Fear and apprehension about the unknown.  Will I succeed?  Will we be able to keep up?  Will I have fun?  As they get older, how will I be perceived?  What can I do to be received well and form lasting, valuable friendships?  On the other side of this parallel – Excitement!  Energy! Passion!  Desire to make it work and excel. Be self-confident.

As children head back to school this Fall, I found myself thinking about the descriptors used to paint a picture of a child going to school and executives entering the world of M&A for the 1st time.  Fear and apprehension about the unknown.  Will I succeed?  Will we be able to keep up?  Will I have fun?  As they get older, how will I be perceived?  What can I do to be received well and form lasting, valuable friendships?  On the other side of this parallel – Excitement!  Energy! Passion!  Desire to make it work and excel. Be self-confident.

 

Photo taken by kevin dooley