My 10th-great grandfather was William Bradford, the leader of the Pilgrims. I’m grateful that he and his band of religious refugees made the trip and were saved from starvation by the native population.
I’m grateful for the wisdom of the American people and the resilience of their institutions.
I’m thankful for a culture that rewards risk-taking and innovation and that is slowly, haltingly, inexorably freeing itself of the prejudices of our collective past.
I’m grateful for American entrepreneurs who endlessly question the present and invent the future.
I’m grateful I declined an invitation to sit on OpenAI’s Board.
I’m grateful – I’m not joking – to the SEC for providing oversight for the most complex, dynamic, trusted capital markets in the world.
I’m grateful that FINRA. . . .
I’m grateful to my colleagues at Lex Nova Law for helping to build a flexible, modern law firm.
I’m grateful to live in a diverse, changing, sometimes-chaotic country where it often seems we disagree about everything (we don’t). Like others, I worry that so many Americans have chosen alternative realities and conspiracy theories, but I have faith that these afflictions, like others in our history, will prove temporary.
I’m grateful that even while the voices of hate are the loudest, those who yearn for peace – the majority – refuse to be drowned out.
I’m grateful that people can change their minds.
I’m grateful to participate in the fundamental rethinking of capitalism called Crowdfunding, making capital available where it has never been available before and making great investment opportunities available to more and more Americans.
I’m grateful to everyone in the Crowdfunding ecosystem, especially to Doug Ellenoff and others who worked to make the JOBS Act a reality.
I’m grateful for my clients, a diverse, energetic, endlessly-creative group of entrepreneurs who are making America better and in the process making my life infinitely more rewarding.
While complaining that my health insurance premiums went up again, I’m grateful they have not dropped to zero.
Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving as much as I intend to enjoy mine. As always, contact me if you have any questions.