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  • The Fallacy of the Messiah Hire June 12, 2018 Nate Lentz
    “There is no Messiah in here!  There’s a mess alright, but no Messiah.”  A memorable line spoken by Brian’s mother in Monty Python’s Life of Brian.  The truth is, I often think of this line when CEOs …
  • The Operational CFO – Helping Improve the Score January 5, 2018 Nate Lentz
    I used to engage in the debate about whether the right structure at a certain stage of business evolution was to bring in a COO.  The argument was that bringing in a “been there and done that” executi …
  • Evolving to a Zero Trust Digital World September 26, 2017 Nate Lentz
    There is an evolving network security approach called a Zero Trust Network that when abstracted seems like a way to think about digital interactions. One definition of a Zero Trust Network is as follo …
  • Beyond Talent July 21, 2017 Nate Lentz
    I was in a board meeting with a new portfolio company yesterday and they started the meeting with two slides that they use to start every meeting at the company.  The first slide was a simple values s …
  • Seller Beware June 19, 2017 Nate Lentz
    Term sheets and letters of intent are non-binding except often for confidentiality clauses and lock-ups.  This means the buyer can walk away – for any reason.  Remember this and plan accordingly. In a …