Mike Maples Jr.
Mike Maples, Jr is a Partner at Floodgate. He has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010 and was also named one of “8 Rising Stars” by FORTUNE Magazine. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was involved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back startup IPOs, including Tivoli Systems (IPO TIVS, acquired by IBM) and Motive (IPO MOTV, acquired by Alcatel-Lucent.)
How Will You Measure Your Life?
by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, Karen Dillon
by Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy
Hope for the Flowers
by Trina Paulus
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying
by Bronnie Ware
I like that book because it kind of takes people out of the here and now and kind of forces you to confront a broader set of issues. And so, you just hope that when that time comes, you’re like I did the best I could. I did it the way I could. And so, that’s why I find that book helpful. It’s not because I’m preoccupied with dying. I hope I live a long time. But it’s like when the time comes, I want to say I did it my way. I did the best I could. I honored the gift. So, that’s a good book.— Mike Maples Jr., source