Take What the Defense Gives You

In our daily labor, each of us desires to make a positive impact. The Bible references work as soon as it begins "God created..." That’s how important and fundamental our vocations can be to finding fulfillment in our lives. We may not realize it amid the sweat and toil of our individual jobs, but once we’ve created or achieved something of lasting significance little if anything is ever more gratifying. This is simply our way of “imaging” God, whether we realize it or not.

For some, this can mean earning outsized returns; for others, it can mean breaking a record, winning an election, or bootstrapping a business that goes on to become a unicorn. Although each of these accomplishments are all well and good, even triumphs become dangerous when the ultimate objective is the success, in and of itself. Indeed, most will find that the goals we do achieve only provide a fleeting satisfaction and, generally, aren’t nearly as gratifying as we had hoped.

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Caroline Collins
Positive Impact in the World

In our daily labor, each of us desires to make a positive impact. The Bible references work as soon as it begins "God created..." That’s how important and fundamental our vocations can be to finding fulfillment in our lives. We may not realize it amid the sweat and toil of our individual jobs, but once we’ve created or achieved something of lasting significance little if anything is ever more gratifying. This is simply our way of “imaging” God, whether we realize it or not.

For some, this can mean earning outsized returns; for others, it can mean breaking a record, winning an election, or bootstrapping a business that goes on to become a unicorn. Although each of these accomplishments are all well and good, even triumphs become dangerous when the ultimate objective is the success, in and of itself. Indeed, most will find that the goals we do achieve only provide a fleeting satisfaction and, generally, aren’t nearly as gratifying as we had hoped.

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Caroline Collins
Why Trust Matters

We believe that the depth of our relationships not only make a difference in business, but are among our key differentiators

Jack Welch perhaps said it best when he observed that “trust means confidence.”  When these characteristics – be it assurance in yourself or faith in the team behind you – underpin the pursuit of any objective, most discover that no goal or mission is ever too big to be out of reach. We’ve found this to be true whether in business, sports, public service, or in cultivating one’s faith. The catch, however, is that trust is far more difficult to foster and secure than most realize, which is why we don’t pay lip service to it in our efforts to create meaningful relationships.

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ArticleLukas Naugle
The Weatherford Way

There is a school of thought that says purpose statements should be aspirational. The problem -- when you look across an industry with more than 7,000 private equity firms, each competing for talent and new deals – is that these statements proclaiming either a firm’s mission or its values all start to sound the same. Yet we at Weatherford Capital are quite different from the more traditional PE fund managers.

With this in mind, in crafting our purpose statement, we chose to focus less on what we want to accomplish and more on what we know to be true, which is simply this: Together, we can accomplish more, making a positive impact on the world.

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