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Introducing The Loop. The Engine Of Any Business

With The Loop in place and well managed, it is harder to fail than to succeed. 

Venture Extinction Is Upon Us

I feel for people who take the innovations business for a glorious ride and kill it by sucking it dry. Yet, I remain optimistic we can save ourselves.

Venture Is No Longer The Best Performing Asset Class

Venture capital should outperform any 100-year old asset class by a long shot. It does not as Dick Kramlich of NEA confirms.

Idiot Limited Partners

Idiot limited partners are investors in venture capital who uninformed and unchanged expect a different result from doing the same thing.

How LPs In Venture Have Been Fooled, Many Times Over

Limited Partners have not asked the questions they should have, the reason why they have gotten fooled. 

Why VCs Really Need Relevant Operating Experience, Now

A real entrepreneur does not need a VC for operating experience. Unless that entrepreneur got roped into venture capital's infamous "capital-efficiency" program, designed to protect investor downside at all times.

Why VCs Need Relevant Operating Experience

Board members tend to meddle in operational issues of a startup. To do so with merit requires an investor with prior outlier experience himself.

The Systemic Risk Of Venture Capital

Venture capital is the gatekeeper to innovation. And with deplorable performance to boot, the false negatives it produces are at least twice the size of their failure.

Idiot CEOs

The title of this article is how one Silicon Valley CEO described to me his colleagues in startups who submit to venture capital arbitrage today.

Dear VC: Your Car Did Not Cause The Accident

Venture capitalists confound consequence with cause in their attempted pursuit of groundbreaking innovation. Depravity of reason is what follows.
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