David Black began his career straight out of college. Black’s experience in business development led him to start his own company in 2014. He founded Quadra Advisors, a recruiting firm, and ran the firm for four years. His experience landed him on the doorstep of Balyasny Asset Management, which launched in 2001 with Black as the Managing Director of Business Development.
David Black believes getting up early is crucial to having a productive day. His day starts by getting caught up on news, emails, and exercise. Next, Black tackles the most critical tasks of the day, which are followed by meetings. His day ends around 7 pm. Black also believes it is necessary to connect to your team to be productive. If your team knows that you have their back and that you want them to be successful too, they give you their best work.
One trend that has developed thanks to the pandemic is the work-from-home opportunities. Black finds this trend exciting. If your team is passionate about what they do, it does not matter where they do it. Though sometimes being in the office is crucial, working from home allows team members to manage their lives. The arrangement usually leads to a better outcome for both the family and the company.
If Black gave his younger self some advice, it would be to master time management. The one piece of advice that he gives young entrepreneurs is to strive to be better than they were the day before across all avenues of their life. More Business insights from David Black on Medium