October 12, 2018
CEO's I've met collect data. They are efficient listeners which seems different than good. Limited time is available so listen to maximize feedback. All models are wrong. Some are useful if you keep testing them. Good directors are humble enough to know the need to validate.— Ed Souza (@DrEdFeedthe10B) October 16, 2018
That's my father-in-law, Dr. Ed Souza. We don't live in the same town so a lot of our interaction happens over Twitter.
I've gotten to know the family I married into better since the wedding, and I really lucked out. Patrick is a great friend and coworker, and Caroline's parents are pretty great, too. I'm sure we'll fight a little but on the whole I feel I ended up with much better than I deserve.
Which got me thinking—"marrying well"—it's a phrase more traditionally associated with marriage to a man, connoting socioeconomic standing, class, and privilege.
So I can't help wondering: what is "marrying well" when one marries a woman?
I haven't fully worked it out yet, but it seems family is a big part. And maybe men can get rich through marriage, too: after all, that's part of the Goldman Sachs founding story: Samuel Sachs, partner to his father-in-law, Marcus Goldman.