The 7 habits of highly effective VCs

The 30 year anniversary edition

Habit #1 — Be proactive

“Focus your responses and initiatives on the center of your influence and constantly work to expand it.”

  • Proactively learn about new companies trends and markets
  • Proactively network (deal flow, peers, industry partners)
  • Proactively seek opportunities to help

Habit #2 — Begin with the end in mind

“Envision what you want in the future so you can work and plan towards it.”

Habit #3 — First things first

“Organise and execute around priorities”

Habit #4 — Think win win

“Think Win-Win isn’t about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions”

Habit #5 — Seek first to understand, then to be understood

“Use empathetic listening to genuinely understand a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to be influenced by you”

Habit #6 — Synergise!

Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals that no one could have done alone.

Habit #7 — Sharpen the Saw; balanced self renewal

“The Upward Spiral model consists of three parts: learn, commit, do.”

  • Mental — reading, writing, planning
  • Physical — exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress management
  • Spiritual — prayer, meditation
  • Emotional/ Social — service, empathy, intrinsic security

Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures. Founder of Techbikers, Campus London and VC Cafe, proud Xoogler. On the boards of Chargifi, HourOne, Vault AI and EchoAR

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Eze Vidra

Eze Vidra

Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures. Founder of Techbikers, Campus London and VC Cafe, proud Xoogler. On the boards of Chargifi, HourOne, Vault AI and EchoAR

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