jugs Saturday, 06/23/18 05:02:43 PM Re: None Post # of 35 When looking for my next primary investment vehicle, I look for a company that will become part of its investment community. When looking at Hercules, I'm struck by its determination to be "as one" with each partner. This is how I choose my investment vehicles, as well. It behooves me to know each company in which I invest---intimately, comfortably and thoroughly. This is how I'm able to sleep well night after night, even when times are difficult for a particular investment. It's my responsibility to become intimately familiar with the companies in which I invest---so much so that I come to feel as though those companies are part of me, an extension, if you will. My relationship with each investment is not unlike that of the equestrian with the winning horse, or the driver with his hands on the steering wheel of that splendid race car. The idea here is to be "as one" with the entity at the center of that winning vision regarded as supremely viable. Make no mistake---HTGC may not prove to be worthy of a lot of respect from me---not yet, anyway. But I will grow as my respect grows. My investment will grow as a direct result. So if somebody out there is looking for the next bonanza to come home, know that it starts with the first steps we take. I've taken my first steps.