Entrepreneurship on the Brain: Google Ventures

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

Pirates or Israel?

Recently President Obama did not have time in his busy schedule to visit with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The same week though he squeezed in a meeting with a Pirate to observe ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day’.  Grrrrrhhhhhh!

 

An End to Endeavor

NASA’s spaceship Endeavor passed over Houston today on it’s way to a museum in L.A.  Since NASA is retiring the space shuttle program and many jobs were lost at Johnson Space Center (near Houston), I viewed this pic as NASA saying goodbye to this southern city.