Every now and then, you bump into someone that is on a similar journey, maybe the same one. I "bumped" into Hendrith while researching for an article I was working on. Hendrith has a passion for nature and what we can learn in terms of how to be efficient and effective. I love a comment he makes about "there is no waste in nature" really makes one think.
We touch on many topics, from what is ESG, different types of capital, what can we learn from nature and why productivity is critical to business success. The danger in not evolving and not learning is an interesting part of the conversation.
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr is the Managing Partner & CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth Capital LLC, a small investment management firm based in Arlington Virginia. As someone who is passionate about business and entrepreneurship, Hendrith has also served on the Board of Directors of Dave’s House and the Advisory Board for the City of Kissimmee, and has authored several books on business and economics. Having a love for both investing and nature, he’s pioneered a new set of investment principles which models natural ecosystems and applies lessons from nature toward portfolio management — he calls ‘Permaculture Investing.’ Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bethune-Cookman University in 2012, completed Masters Degree coursework toward an MSW at Howard University, and earned a Certificate in Program Strategy from Stanford University. He’s also the proud father to a four year old daughter named Chaya.
Learn more about Hendrith- https://www.linkedin.com/in/hendrith-vanlon-smith-jr/