Seeing the Future


Entrepreneurs need to see the future, building products and services that meet the needs of future customers. As an investor, you need to be able at least tell when such a vision is likely to happen, and separate those from lovely visions that are unlikely to ever be reality.

Part 1: What are the causes of startup failure and success?

What does good timing look like?

Part 2: Timing

Let’s look at an example of how timing and luck play out.

Part 3: WeWork

When the world gives you a pandemic, make lemonade.

Part 4: Make Lemonade

The next time you see a startup pitch, step back from the good/bad feeling and think about which part of the pitch were current reality and which were visions of the future.

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