Jerry Colonna: The CEO Whisperer [The Knowledge Project Ep. 178]
Shane Parrish: You were a great VC. You became rich, you accomplished all of your goals that you thought you wanted, and yet you wanted to kill yourself. You felt hollow inside. What happened?
Jerry Colonna: Well, that’s quite a way to start the conversation. If you disconnect for a moment what one does from how one is and how one has been, and I want to be clear because there’s a relationship between those two, but if you disconnect it for a moment, it becomes a little bit easier to see through the myths that we all carry, [one of] which is that if I achieve a certain pinnacle of success, then it’s milk and honey and sunshine and rainbows for the rest of my life. Of course, as soon as I say that, we know that that’s not true.
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