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« The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember | Main | Happy Thanksgiving from Friday Reflections »

November 25, 2019

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Chico

This message applies to finding a life partner, too. If you spot a good person but spend a lot of time thinking and analyzing and not deciding, you end up losing. Too much Risk Assessment upfront can leave one with life time of regret. Talking from experience.

Retired Rouser

Compelling storyline but less profound example (1). Where is Excite today or, for that matter, yesterday? Their buildings are being taken over by Stanford Clinic, a risk averting institution. Perhaps, they should have a biz plan like MS in the 2nd example.

Anonymous

I guess this story (example 1) makes much more sense when you look at the story about Vinod "the man with the golden touch" Khosla. Mr. Khosla become the most famous VC because of his risk taking on promising people and ventures.

I'm lucky enough to be familiar with the background (Vinod and Krauss made many other successful ventures) but I suppose this example will be curious to many people who can only vaguely remember what Excite is...

NJ

This story helps me to make a big decision today. I am going for it.

MH (Malaysia)

Thank you for this story. Just the kick one needs!

Humble Warrior

Fantastic intellect Vinod had... acted quickly and new scale upside... well worth the risk...

Maryland

“A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.”
From Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Chiaoju

This reminds me a lot of the current situation I'm in. Having been in a situation where I'm supposedly a business owner, I still fall into the trap of overanalyzing. Perhaps they are old habits; trained over the years to analyze everything when working for MNCs.

But I'm lucky to have my life partner who is the opposite. Someone who is capable of seeing the opportunities that unfolds with every situation, good and bad. I'm still learning everyday, still trying to fine tune my brain to see how to make each situation an opportunity.

You win some you lose some. And even if one loses, one can always make a comeback. Afterall, everything will be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end... Right?

From Palo Alto Reader.

great lesson for academicians who only fill up pages with questions without any answers.
Generally I read Friday reflections during by log plane journey. It is like a story where you need not wait for next episode.
Keep it up.

Grass is Greener

Thank you for the FR. For someone like myself who constantly looking on the other side for a greener pasture, very worth to reflect. I just read a book Range. You should check it out.

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