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iinnovate, vision

Matt Wyndowe from iinnovate is in town and will interview the Mofile CEO, Andy Fan, this weekend.

I went back to catch up on their four episodes so far.

This quote from episode one, an interview with Andy Rachleff from Benchmark, keeps going through my head:

You can always hire execution, you can never hire vision.

China's start-up community is in dire need of visionaries. Way too many executors. And too often they're getting negative reinforcement from conservative investors who are looking to invest in "safe" deals with not only prototype, not only revenue traction, but sizeable profits. [Oh and there shouldn't be any competitors either]

Tangentially reminds me of the great John McKay quote. When asked about his football team's execution, he replied, "I'm in favor of it."

September 15, 2006 at 12:54 AM in Shanghai VP | Permalink


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