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Upside vs Downside focus »

From Upside/downside graphs From Upside/downside graphs Over the years, Reid Hoffman and I have talked a lot about venture investing and the things that make people successful in startups. Reid likes to doodle a little graph on paper napkins about downside vs. upside focus and I thought I'd expand that a bit and share. Normal sales oriented companies and organizations have sales that grows month on month if the organization is doing well. While there is a tremendous amount of energy spent on increasing sales, typically sales are capped by some reasonable growth rate over time. On the other hand,...
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