Aquila Capital Partners

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New York City


Being Great At Your Job Doesn’t Mean You’ll Be A Good Leader

Most people want a bigger job title because they want to be paid more. However, many promotions come with the task of managing teams, and managing people is hard work. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to be a manager to get paid more.  At times, the path toward success can seem […]

For Once It’s Not About IQ, It’s About EQ and Creativity

What makes a good leader? It’s a question many have tried to answer for years. There are books, business school classes, conferences, podcasts, and even a few movies on the subject.  A few things are clear: in order to lead a company well, having a clear vision for the future of not only the company, […]

Demystifying the Metaverse

We live in a time of transformational digital acceleration, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Metaverse. When Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s first foray into the Metaverse, many wondered what its implications were for social interaction, especially in the wake of a global pandemic. But business leaders on the cutting edge of innovation […]

The Tension Between the Jobs Available and People Willing to Work Them

Last year, America had a record number of job openings at over 10 million. This was great news in the aftermath of the pandemic when many experienced job loss and overall income shortages. But some companies are still complaining that they can’t find workers to fill roles.  In tandem with this, the Great Resignation is […]

Google, Zoom, and the History of Nouns Becoming Verbs

When something becomes so ubiquitous that the noun becomes a verb, this by definition is an indication that we have changed how we do things in the world. If you get a cut, you may ask for a Band-Aid. A cold may have you reaching for a Kleenex, and dry winter weather may call for […]

Why Online Learning Is Ideal For Entrepreneurs

To be a successful entrepreneur and business leader, you must be intellectually curious. And it’s true for investing as well. The most successful investors are the ones who do their research and understand the companies they invest in.  That’s why I spend several hours every day reading and learning, whether it’s the latest research on […]