+1 for Dewald getting his own session at Chirp! ;) (Seriously!) On Apr 10, 2:49 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > Maybe it's because I'm of the older generation, have been there and > done that, and have discovered that the top looks so green because of > all the crap that lies and flies there, that I hold the opinions that > I do. > > I can understand folks' ambitions to "make" it. I guess in a way it's > like a green recruit versus a veteran soldier. When you ask a green > recruit about war, you will get answers about glorious deeds, killing > the evil enemy, the honor of dying for your country, great adventure, > and the like. When you ask a veteran soldier about war, you will get > answers about rotting corpses, pieces of human meat splattered > everywhere, being shit scared, losing your best buddies, and fighting > and taking risks only to protect your buddies. > > Someone couldn't pay me enough to be at the "top". The lifestyle is > not worth the other sacrifices you need to make. > > On Apr 10, 6:25 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Chad, > > > Sometimes (well, okay, almost always) I just don't feel like citing > > all possible caveats to what I'm saying. I'm not writing here with > > visions of possible literary grandeur, potential book deals, or > > speaking engagements. I call shit like I see it. Sometimes I'm right, > > sometimes I'm wrong. It's just my opinion. Don't take what I say as > > gospel. > > > Yes, there are ethical investors too. But, when the entrepeneur's > > ethics clash with the investor's ethics, or lack thereof, guess who is > > going to win. It does not require board level action or majority vote > > to put pressure on an entrepreneur. Simple verbal threats regarding > > current and future investments often suffice. > > > On Apr 10, 6:13 pm, Chad Etzel <jazzyc...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 1:21 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> > > > wrote: > > > > If you're an entrpreneur with strong ethical standards, then never > > > > ever accept investment capital. > > > > You cannot be serious. > > > > Believe it or not there are ethical investors out there. Also, > > > bootstrapping a company that goes huge is almost impossible, > > > especially for the younger entrepreneurial crowd that can afford the > > > time and lifestyle that it would entail but probably does not have > > > tons of cash in the bank. Can you please site such a company that > > > received zero outside investment dollars? > > > > -Chad- Hide quoted text - > > > - Show quoted text - > >
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