Money Does Not Equal Merit

I could be a bank-robber having “made” lots of money and then go be a venture capitalist on Sand Hill Road entrepreneurs will fawning over. For clarity, I am not, but you get my point. Or I could be a country with a lot of money derived from modern-day slavery and enthrall the world with my grandiose economic wherewithal. Must I go on?

Just because you have made money some way some how does not mean you comprehend the merit of risk associated with the foresight to break the norm. Ergo: who you give or get money from matters, money merely being the invocation of trust in the alignment of foresight between the two parties in question.

From Money does not equal risk, published January 31, 2011.

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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