John Gray’s book Men are from Mars has the subtitle ”The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex”. To Entrepreneurs, VCs might as well be the opposite sex. Most entrepreneurs don’t really understand them very well.
On July 28, 2010 the US House of Representatives passed a bill called the Educating Entrepreneurs Through Today’s Technology Act. Why is this so important for European Entrepreneurs?
How do you pick future champions while they are still young and developing? How do you identify a talented team of entrepreneurs at an early stage? How do you measure the real potential of a startup business?
“Italy worships Genius, but has not yet figured out how to create a culture of entrepreneurship”. This was a statement at a venture event last week. Italy needs businessmen more than they need more geniuses. Commercializing genius is where the money is.
When I was 15 I listened to Joni Mitchell sing of finding true love. When I was 20 Bob Dylan sang about truth and courage. When I was 30 Bono sang about purpose and changing the world. Now I am over 50 and I just discovered a band of a bunch of Venture Capitalists who sing about Bernie Madoff stealing from investors. The Circle of Life is grand.