When I was 26 years old, Investment Analyst at T-Venture, I had the privilege to attend a Amadeus Capital Fund Board meeting.
Pundits like Herrmann Hauser and Frank Bonsal (Founder NEA) were participating.
Someone was mentioning a new tech start-up (don't remember which) and Frank just said:
Souunds BIIGG. (in a slightly southern accent)
(free pic under CC)
So what was so particular about this comment in this particular context ?
It showed to me a lot about this gentleman:
- He is aiming for huge markets
- He admits that he does not exactly know about the business/industry and is not ashamed of implicitly admitting it
- He seems to rely on intuition (could as well have said: Let's analyze the market and the product)
- It showed his positive mental attitude & optimism the way he said it.