Thursday, May 19, 2011
Insights and Opinions: There are two kinds of people in the world
For today's Insights and Opinions section, we have a article from Lee Weinberg, an angel investor and attorney, talking about how there are those who have started companies, and those who have not.
"There are two kinds of people in the world" is the title of a recent blog post by Chris Dixon that mirrors EXACTLY what I have been saying for quite a while:
"You've either started a company or you haven't. 'Started' doesn't mean joining as an early employee, or investing or advising or helping out."
As someone who has founded companies with no more than an idea and some elbow grease, it is nice to see I am not an arrogant jerk for pointing this out — or at least I am not alone.
When it comes to the "worth" of advisors and investors in early-stage companies, I would suggest that the experience of being a true founder is invaluable. (Continued...)
Read the rest of Lee's post on There are two kinds of people in the world.