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Vintages – why now?

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Entrepreneurship / Trends / Uncategorized / Venture Capital

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review had a thoughtful observation and why certain start-ups are wildly successful.  If you take a longview on the past 20-30 years you see certain ‘vintages’ of categories representing cohorts of world-beating outliers of companies.  If you happen launch a computer company in 1983-1986, a internet company in 1995-998, a social network in 2003-2006 , an app in in 2006-2007, you had a disproportionate chance of becoming a giant.  The thesis […]

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds

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Seed investing / Venture Capital / Ways of doing business

First written in 1841 and now hailed an economic classic, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, is a smart book for every investor to read. In light of the hyper-growth and change occurring with seed investing and web entrepreneurship, this book is probably now a must read.  Without spoiling all of it secrets, one of its famous quotes, below, speaks to one of its timeless lessons: ‘Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be […]