David's father was a pediatric surgeon who made a great impact on the medical field.
Despite his profession, there was only one child in the family who did not follow the medicine route.
He for being a nice guy who spoke slowly but with great diction.
He originally went to law school at Dartmouth, which led him to doing corporate work.
To raise a fund, one must propose their idea and convince others of its value in another company.
To set oneself apart, it is important to be different. The father often advised to "be confident" in one's uniqueness.
One must also accept that they won't always succeed and that not every investment will be the best.
The father emphasized the importance of recognizing the hard work and risk involved in the work of others, even if they do not have the same opportunities.
It was advised to learn from mistakes and pay attention to one's surroundings.
One of the successful exits was Novas Pharmaceuticals, started by John Corwley, which aimed to cure a disease that two of his children had.
David often talked about life advice, including the belief that making bad decisions is better than making no decision at all.