Andreesen spoke at Stanford, saying: . . . the venture capital business is 100 percent a game of outliers, it is extreme outliers . . . We have this concept, invest in strength versus lack of weakness. And at first that is obvious, but it’s actually fairly subtle. Which is sort of the default way to do venture capital, is to check boxes. So “really good founder, really good idea, really good products, really good initial customers. Check, check, check, check. Okay this is reasonable, I’ll put money in it.” What you find with those sort of checkbox deals, and they get done all the time, but what you find is that they often don’t have something that really makes them really remarkable and special. They don’t have an extreme strength that makes them an outlier. On the other side of that, the companies that have the really extreme strengths often have serious flaws. So one of the cautionary lessons of venture capital is, if you don’t invest on the basis of serious flaws, you don’t invest in most of the big winners. And we can go through example after example after example of that. But that would have ruled out almost all the big winners over time. So what we aspire to do is to invest in the start-ups that have a really extreme strength. Along an important dimension, that we would be willing to tolerate certain weaknesses.
Each one of us has been gifted with life, which means it's your responsibility to choose your direction & accept the consequences of those choices. Actually, it's more about acknowledging the collective talents, gifts, abilities, skills, experiences, etc. that are uniquely you & honoring it all by being & doing what sets you up to bring your best everyday. #RobbiStudentMentor#Choice#responsibility
When your work = play. This wifey of mine makes work so much fun!! Here we are visiting a spec home @plantation_homes for one of our land subdivisions and we decided to try the bath....I mean try before you buy right?! We took our weekly meeting to a whole new level.
Listen to your body, it is constantly speaking to you. It is always giving you information. Are you listening?
Like life (your body) it will send you a feather, a stone, a rock, a brick...don't wait for the boulder...NO bueno!
It may show up as weight gain, weight loss, pain, a cold or upset stomach
The only constant in life is CHANGE. Don't expect your body to be the same body that you had when you were a teenager. Your cells, your organs everything evolves and becomes new throughout life. Life happens and some of it changes: some for the better, some you would prefer to be different.
Pay attention: Re-evaluate and accept the 'new normals.' Improve what you can with the life you have now. Whether it be surgery, children, trauma or drama the body adapts to these changes. Be gentle with yourself. But tell the truth. Teenagers have more time, so don't withhold your acceptance of yourself based on these parameters.
Investigate and reassess your body as needed. I have a dear friend who still reminisces on what her body was like in high school (Hey Gurl), however AND that was many many moons ago and it ain't TOday. Ya get me? By taking inventory of your body, you create a baseline of your health, which is essential for your life and doctor's visits. You are the expert of your body.
What wisdom have you gained because you have lived in your body longer? What would you like to improve and what is the plan to achieve your goal? Join the conversation. Link for my group is above: ⬆️