There is a saying “that you can never go home,” but Peter Briger might disagree with that. He has continued to develop the capital opportunities at his alma mater: Princeton. Discover how Peter Briger is returning to his alma mater.
Returning to the Past
Children develop their vision of the world at a very young age. You might have heard of the saying, “Everything I ever really needed to know, I learned in kindergarten.” The rate of human development during this period of time is incredible.Generally, this is the time when you are moving from being a helpless baby to being a child, who can accomplish many things. You learn a lot of the basics at this time. That is why it is so important. These are the building blocks of your existence.When people say “you can never go back,” they are really talking about childhood. You are no longer a child, you do not think like a child. You can give back to your alma mater, just like Peter Briger is doing at Princeton.And, that is part of the understanding of the Princeton graduate. He has entered a club of the elite. Did you know that Princeton grads include President John F. Kennedy, Brooke Shields, Ralph Nader and Jeff Bezos? That is pretty prestigious company.
Creating a Better Future
Billionaire Peter Briger learned how to judge good investments at Goldman Sachs. He used these skills to become a billionaire as co-chairman of the Fortress Investment Group. But none of this success was free.He has the ability to see which individuals have the talents to start up a successful company. Just think if he had invested in Jeff Bezos’ Amazon before any others? Perhaps, that is why he has worked with others to create the Princeton Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund. Sometimes, the next big thing is right under your nose.What is more natural than returning to his alma mater – Princeton – and setting up a powerful venture capital network? The admissions office already does most of the work. They only allow the elite to become students.
Remembering Your Roots
What Peter Briger brings to Princeton is his knowledge and capital connections. He is no longer a freshman in college, nor would he want to be. He is now fulfilling his alumni duties. By giving back to Princeton, Peter Briger is remembering his roots. He is paying back Princeton for the opportunities it gave him. Wealthy alum, just like he is, laid the groundwork for his success; now he can do the same for the generations of tomorrow. He can also remain connected to the brain trust at the university. There are plenty of talented professors who can help him identify talent. This was one of the skills he demonstrated as Board of the Directors at the Fortress Investment Group.Peter Briger found success when he graduated from Princeton. So, doesn’t it make sense for him to return to his roots? Maybe lightning will strike twice.