Wednesday, August 13, 2008

In The "Close Only Counts In Horseshoes" Department ...

Or: "There's No Crying In Venture Capital! ... There's No Crying In Venture Capital"

If you are burned out on the Olympics (aka "The Michael Phelps Show"), Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain's Low Road Express, previews of the new Cold War, or the endless yammering about John Edwards (yikes, we are planning on an Edwards post today), Hillary Clinton's planned coup in Denver, then you can reboot with this post.

Let's say you made a mistake, let a good thing get away, and want to stop beating yourself up, and realize that you are not the only person, ever, that has made a mistake and let something good get away, well, here's a good article for you to take a look at.

SiliconValley.Com had a feature the other day on "The Venture Deals That Got Away"


"The most oft-told tale about Cowan concerns a visit to a college friend in Menlo Park eight years ago. She wanted to introduce him to Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who were renting her garage and noodling on a search engine. But there were a lot of search start-ups back then.

Cowan asked her: "How can I get out of this house without going anywhere near your garage?"

The wealth of the Google guys has since been calculated as high as $18 billion each.
Check it out, it's rather entertaining ...

Bonus Silicon Valley Links

Life Imitates Art ... Or, Did Burt Lancaster Invent Google Earth?

Breaking News! Giant Search Engine Downed By GOP and RNC Staffers; Google Crashes! Besieged With “I’m Feeling Lucky” Searches From White House, Congress; Amazon, D.C. Novelty Stores Hit With Run On Magic 8-Balls

Apple Settles With Cisco!; Rolling Dice With New iBeckham Phone; Jobs Promises Aging Soccer Star Can Store "Billions of Photos" of Himself; New "Posh" Command Added

New iPod Phone Requires Downloading Calls

Top Ten Cloves: How The Amazon Kindle Can Effect The Legal World

HP To Auction CEO-For-The-Day On eBay

News In Brief - Wikimania Attendees Take Over Event; Wikimania Conference Ends Abruptly In Cacophonous Chaos; First Speaker Drowned Out By Attendees With Edits, Footnotes and Sub-Categories

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