LMAO. No thanks. I'm getting a little too old for dodging eggs and
tomatoes.

On second thoughts, I could toss a mean salad if I just remember to
bring the lettuce.

On Apr 11, 3:23 am, PJB <pjbmancun...@gmail.com> wrote:
> +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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