I Mistrust Most Venture Capitalists For Good Reason

Georges van Hoegaerden
Georges van Hoegaerdenhttps://www.methodeva.com/georges/
Founder, Author, and Managing Director of methodEVA.

I temper my mistrust of unquestionable authority by venture capitalists, but only because such arbitrage ultimately poisons its own well. The comeuppance of sorts, leaving a massive pageantry of wannabe entrepreneurs in the wake of their destruction, courtesy of the causal connection to malformed investment risk.

Or in the words of Albert Einstein:

“Mistrust of every kind of authority grew out of this experience, a skeptical attitude toward the convictions that were alive in any specific social environment — an attitude that has never again left me, even though, later on, it has been tempered by a better insight into the causal connections.” – Albert Einstein

Yet, in the end, we are all responsible for the human operating-systems that determine what can be discovered. And it is time not to lambast VC but to reinvent it, from the top, if we want to induce a different and more meaningful socioeconomic outcome for innovation.

From “There never was a Tech bubble” from February 2010.

The sign of an intelligent nation is its willingness and ability to reinvent itself, upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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