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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 | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Angels from America

Had a few angel investors from the States fly through in recent weeks. Smart people with money to deploy but they don't see enough China deal flow to deeply understand the opportunities.

Got to thinking it would be good to put together little info trips for investors who are interested. If you are or know of anyone who's coming through or would be interested in a little tour, drop me a line.

Could start with all the Chinese-American Internet entrepreneurs who have made it big.

September 15, 2006 at 12:39 AM in China, Shanghai VP | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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September 14, 2006 at 12:17 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

NAS

Anyone out there have a network attached storage device they'd recommend? Looking for a more robust back-up solution.

Couple years back bought a Western Digital external hard drive that completely died on us. Since then I've had a lot of, ahem, "trust issues" with these types of devices.

Thanks!

September 12, 2006 at 11:49 PM in Technology | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

RSS reader

For a long time I've felt guilty for not being "caught up" with all the blog feeds in my RSS reader, but then about a week ago I changed my perspective and it was liberating.

My feed reader is really like a mailbox. In it come some things I like to read daily like a newspaper. These are the blogs whose voices and topics really resonate with me. Other feeds are more like weekly magazines. Still pretty interested, but I'm willing to be a few days to a week behind the conversations there. Then there are my monthly reads where there are sometimes some nuggets, but usually not more than one a week. These are like my monthly magazines. Sometimes they pile up, sometimes I'll tear through one.

I think I'd been thinking of unread posts the way I think of unread emails. Well, no more.

September 12, 2006 at 10:52 PM in Technology | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack