…pe.” I have successfully used this in business development, sales, fund raising and even the press. If you’re willing to be persistent, if you have thick skin and don’t take things personally, if you maintain your confidence, charm, sincerity and grace then you can usually power through the difficult days of knocking on doors.
My job as a VC isn’t to beat myself up or any other partner up for the one deal we didn’t do. My job is simply to make sure we’re getting into a few industry defining investments per fund and to make sure we capture enough successes. If you swing at every pitch you’ll end up with a lot more losers.