Execution

We value creativity, sound research, and well-tested frameworks. However, we are driven by the entrepreneur’s zeal for getting things done, thus our constant focus is on execution: models and insight are irrelevant, unless they help deliver results.

Earnestness

Many consultancies are all about playing politics and pleasing egos. Instead, we strive will tell the truth, as we see it, no matter how bad it hurts. And while our deliverables are polished, we strive to impress with our candor and competence, not our talking points.

Experience

Claims of execution and earnestness ring hollow without experience to back them up. Not accidentally, many of our professionals are very seasoned: in every (business) conversation, there simply is no substitute for knowing what you are talking about.

Visionary

We favor professionals who are capable of discovering systems where others see chaos, who work on solutions while others get fixated on problems, and who can think ahead and manage the connection between tactical maneuvers and strategic goals.

Pragmatic

Seeing the path and walking the path are altogether different actions. We believe that strategy and analysis do matter, but they are tools, not excuses for inaction. We favor professionals who will get things done, no matter how hard it gets.

Contrarian

We believe that “common sense” is, in fact, not quite common, and often quite nonsensical. We value professionals who discern truth from consensus, and who can intelligently and courageously speak out against the status quo when needed.

Independent

The pursuit of liberty and greatness cannot be divorced from a measure of independence, both of the mind and in the wallet. We favor professionals who are self-reliant, and can afford to practice intellectual honesty without fear.

Cosmopolitan

We abhor power-drunk globalism, yet believe in an interconnected world in which true diversity is a source of shared human wealth. We cater to well-traveled professionals who possess the curiosity of explorers, and the nuance of ambassadors.

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