We have a three part philosphy: progress, probability, and process
We know startups. We've founded them, invested in them, and advised them. We believe the youngest startups have the greatest potential for astounding progress because they have the fewest preconceptions, face the fewest constraints, and possess the most drive. These are the ones we want to serve.
My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them...from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full, I felt that I had to attempt it.
For me business is not about wearing suits, or keeping stockholders pleased. It's about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." Steve Jobs, Apple
"To properly lead a company you must become a great storyteller, turning a product launch into an art form, a show. You can have the most innovative idea in the world, but if you cannot get people excited about it, your innovation does not matter" Carmine Gallo, Author
"Passion is the emotional fuel that drives your vision. It's what you hold on to when your ideas are challenged and people turn you down, when you are rejected by 'experts" and the people closest to you. It's the fuel that keep you going when there is no outside validation for your dream." Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." Steve Jobs
"We are gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make "me too" products. For us, it's always the next dream." Steve Jobs
"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." Wayne Gretsky, Hall of Fame Hockey Player
"Make no littles plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood." Daniel Hudson Burnham, American Architect
"Vision inspires evangelists, and evangelists are key players in turning your ideas into successful innovations" Carmine Gallo, Author
"A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance. In doing so, it transforms great talent into exceptional accomplishment." Gary Hamel, Author
"A vision is meaningless if it does not have the power to persuade, and it cannot persuade if nobody knows about it - marketing the vision is everything!" Carmine Gallo, Author
"Creativity is just connecting things." Steve Jobs
"Tell more stories. Take more photos. Sing more songs. Reach more hearts." Howard J. Leonhardt