“Passion is a huge prerequisite to winning. It makes you willing to jump through hoops, go through all the ups & downs and everything in between to reach your goal.” -Kerri Walsh Jennings #PlayersTech#BloombergLive
Still reflecting on yesterday’s panel from @bloomberg#playerstech summit w/ our own Theresia Gouw, First Round Capital’s Phin Barnes, SV Angel’s Topher Conway, moderated by Bloomberg Tech Reporter @selinawang123 . Great conversation on “The Ins and Outs of Silicon Valley”!
@fchwpo on advice he received from @diddy, create multiple streams of influence.
From the panel discussions w/ VCs eSports is one of the next big waves - Leagues (Ann Hand), equipment (@Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell), content (Andy Dinh)
Olympic Champ @kerrileewalsh#P1440 - Reminds us to take a step back and take a deep breath when things get stressful. Practice mindfulness be an observer rather than a responder to stress.
○ Have authentic alignment in life. Be true.
○ Mindfulness- Making careful choices about what you’re eating, reading who you’re surrounding yourself w/, etc.
Jeff Jordan from #andreessenhorowitz - The best VC firms w/ the best #dealflow pick successful companies generously speaking, maybe 50% of the time. Advice is to invest a little across a lot of companies. Don’t write 1 big check. What he looks for in founders is:
○ Unique vision of the world, good story tellers & passion.
○ If it’s important you have to prioritize it.
Book recommendations by Jeff: “The Hard Thing about Hard Things,” “0 to 1,” “Making Superman,” “Thinking in Bets”
@andre - Don’t take things for granted. Seek out info, mentors & go after what you want in life.
@kevindurant- Trim the fat and surround yourself with the right people. Seek the right partners he went from 13 endorsements/partners to 3. Proper alignment is more important than volume.
The agency game is changing he stepped away from #rocnation to form his own company with agent @richkleinman.#ownership#equity is important going forward people/talent are waking up to this more.
#astroball by Ben Reiter was given out at the end of the event (looks like a good read on using data to help drive business decisions, I’ll let you know my thoughts). Overall great event, good & super intelligent people. Wiz kid VC was breaking down the nuances of crypto currencies and why they’re excited about comps like BitMain, over dinner.
Only right I bring back the gems to the #MogulGrind members that couldn’t make it. 🤔 Maybe MG should organize a conference. Rudy and @andre let’s talk!
The worlds of sports and tech are intersecting more than ever. As someone whose 🏀 career never really quite blossomed (primarily due to injuries of course), glad I’m proficient with a📱+💻 and happy to help build the bridge. #playerstech