What your Mother should have taught you about Entrepreneurship

I’m holding a talk today tonight at ACACES 2008 in lovely l’Aquila outside Rome. This posting is a placeholder for putting up information related to that talk and facilitating audience follow-ups.

The Amazon listmania for the suggested books is http://tinyurl.com/psm20080714B.

Below are selected slides from the presentation. These are also available as a public Google document.


  1. Wei

    Hi Peter, it’s a great talk tonight and I enjoyed it very much. While you’re telling all the computer engineers to start up companies, I was just wondering whether you would also be so kind enough to offer your perspectives on how to become a successful venture capitalist? thanks, -Wei

    [PSM] Thanks Wei. I haven’t been a successful VC myself (yet), but that shouldn’t stop me from having an opinion. I would like to believe that you should be an entrepreneur first, or at least work in a (successful) startup first, and that seems to be borne out by the evidence.


  2. Ross Dickson

    Good to see you posting again, though this doesn’t really give us any clue as to what you are doing these days.

    [psm]Well, right now I am touristing in Rome. 🙂


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