Select Page

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Teddy Roosevelt, April 23, 1910

Given our current times, we are in the arena whether we choose to be or not. Many business owners and leaders have decided to dare greatly. They may be pivoting their production lines, serving the local community, or making it one more day. 

Regardless of the arena, we will strive valiantly; we will be marred, but we are engaged in the worthy cause of business. 

Market Moments:

Private equity firms promise millions for coronavirus relief:  Over the past week, some of the biggest names in private equity have proved willing to reach into their deep pockets to help first responders battling the coronavirus outbreak and aid their portfolio companies struggling to stay afloat. Firms such as Apollo Global Management, Blackstone, and KKR take different approaches. KKR has made the most prominent public commitment so far, pledging $50 million to a range of beneficiaries, including first responders and the firm’s portfolio companies. (Source: Pitchbook)

Amy George shares 5 Essential Internal Communication Tips During a Crisis in this article from INC Magazine.

CRI Capital Advisors’ parent company, Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, has put together a resource page related to the current state of events. Click here to discover what’s covered.

Ensure your sound system bass is on as you listen to The Market Minute by Joel Sikes, managing partner of CRI Capital Advisors.