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from http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/ 887 days ago

I’m fond of saying that I look for entrepreneurs that have a chip on their shoulder. That they have something to prove. That they’re not afraid to stick their noses up to the establishment.

I have always felt this way. It’s something I kind of seek out. I guess my thoughts are that if you’re part of the country club you have a vested interest in protecting the existing order and that disruption happens more from those that are on the outside wanting to change the rules.

I’m ok with founders who have “father issues.” I like people to have a healthy bit of motivation derived from wanting to stick their middle finger up at somebody who once dissed them or held them back.

It’s a certain edginess that I like. Grit.

In fact, I think those around me must tire of my repetitive ...

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