Harry Edelson is one of the most successful global Venture Capitalists ever. As manager of four funds for some of the largest multinational corporations (AT&T, Viacom, 3M, Ford Motor, Cincinnati Bell, Colgate-Palmolive, Reed Elsevier, Imation, Asea Brown Boveri, and UPS), he achieved a 20-year IRR averaging 27% and was rated number one of all venture capital firms in the Eastern United States. He was the first venture capital investor in eleven companies that grew to have market capitalizations from more than $1 billion to over $100 billion.
As Harry describes in his new book, he has attended countless meetings and conferences over his adult life, including meetings of the many boards on which he has served. As “one of the most quoted men on Wall Street,” he is also one of the most trusted. So we can believe him when he says most meetings are a severe waste of time and money.
With this book, Harry Edelson has given us a great gift—knowing which meetings to avoid and how to create a great meeting or conference that genuinely educates and entertains and is well worth our time and money.