October 14, 2010
"We have always focused on the market. The size of the market. The dynamics of the market. The nature of the competition."
Posted by Gordon Smith

Legendary VC Don Valentine tries to explain his success. Why the obsession with the market?

"Because our objective always was to build big companies. If you don't attack a big market, it's highly unlikely you're ever going to build a big company."

An elegant explanation of how to change the world.

P.S. Valentine tells a story (start around 50:00) about Sandy Lerner's termination from Cisco. You might be interested if you know Urban Decay. He describes her as "tough beyond all comparison." Hmm.

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