One of CNBC’s Squwak Box guest on last Thursday (09/20 – Wow time flies) caught my attention. His name was Bill Maris, Google Ventures Managing Partner. Google Ventures is a $1 billion venture capital fund started by, you guessed it, Google. The purpose of the fund is to nurture and assist start-up companies. Whether taking a Billion dollars of Google stakeholders money and investing it in an angel investment fund is good Corporate Governance is a topic we will save for another day. It’s Mr. Maris statement on the type of entrepreneur’s that he is seeking out: “We are looking for entrepreneur’s that have a healthy disregard for the impossible.”
That statement was very Steve Jobs like in my mind (think 1984 commercial at Super Bowl) and reminded me that we should all have a healthy disregard for the impossible.
Check out the full interview here: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000116290