Dave Whorton - From Built to Sell to Built to Last - The Tugboat Institute Story [The Business of Family Podcast]


Dave Whorton's resume is almost unbelievable. From a brand name VC in Silicon Valley working at Kleiner Perkins to a stint in private equity with TPG and ultimately to founding Tugboat Institute - a different way of building profitable and Evergreen businesses that last the test of time.

The intention of Evergreen businesses is to adapt and grow profitably for 100 years, and more.

"Evergreen businesses are led by purpose-driven leaders with the grit & resourcefulness to build & scale private, profitable, enduring, & market-leading businesses that make a dent in the universe"

The 7 P's that makes a company Evergreen:

  1. Purpose
  2. Perseverance
  3. People First
  4. Private
  5. Profit
  6. Paced Growth &
  7. Pragmatic Innovation


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