“The protectors of our industries”. Cartoon showing Cyrus Field, Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Russell Sage, seated on bags of “millions”, on a large raft, and being carried by workers of various professions. Date 7 February 1883

Exit Strategies are the new Gilded Age, Build Value Instead

Real growth is often slow, boring, and non-obvious.

An exit strategy is a poor benchmark to create meaningful value, for both yourself and anybody involved with you.

Exit strategies also involve venture capital or outside cash that want to either