Sunday, May 11, 2008

Success Secrets: Secrets of the VC's

Do the superstars of the VC world have any success secrets that the rest of us can use? What could we possibly have in common with John Doerr and Michael Moritz, who bankrolled the likes of Amazon and Google? Actually in this keynote presentation at the National Venture Capital Association, these men reveal a few gems that reflect actions that all of us can take to achieve success. Would you believe that John Doerr went for Dale Carnegie sales training, spending his own money to do so? What of the fact that Michael Moritz, a very well-known person indeed, still chooses to wear unique styles of socks to create memorability and stand out a bit? Many coaches recommend the same techniques for all of us to be noticed. Also, both men, at various times in their professional lives, learned the virtues of using rigorous quantitative techniques to aid productivity and avoid mistakes due to emotional judgements, not unlike Charlie Munger, whose name appears int his blog a lot. Here's the whole podcast: Technology and Entertainment Network - - Keynote Podcast: John Doerr and Michael Moritz, Live at the National Venture Capital Association

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