billion/million [Re: united we stand]

Dave Long
Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:46:09 -0700

> 1. Find one thing a billionare is willing to pay a million dollors for.
> 2. Do it.
> 3. Retire rich.

Two things I know billionaires
will pay millions for:
1/ fast yearlings
2/ hot startups

Neither bloodstock breeders nor
software startups are known for
being low-risk investments.  In
both fields, we expect to see a
few spectacular successes among
a great deal of dogfood.

Are there any clear differences
between the two?


Using the Hanson metric: since
typical cube farms have neither
sun nor wind, field urination
is to be avoided at tech firms.
(but what about mailing lists
and sublimation?)