Jul 2011 Cory Doctorow – “Other People’s Money”
This is a must read for MBA and VCs everywhere. Smart, humorous and insightful. The cynical entrepreneurs take on the effects of VC funding — particularly the big money all entrepreneurs are supposed to dream of, is great.
And the fact that it takes place in parking lot of dead WalMart is even funnier.
Other People’s Money
Cory Doctorow 10.15.07, 6:00 PM ET
Gretl’s stall in the dead WalMart off the I-5 in Pico Rivera was not the busiest spot in the place, but that was how she liked it. Time to think was critical to her brand of functional sculpture, and reflection was the scarcest commodity of all in 2027.
Which is why she was hoping that the venture capitalist would just leave her alone. He wasn’t a paying customer, he wasn’t a fellow artist–he wanted to buy her, and he was thirty years too late.