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Real Opportunity is when no one else is looking

Real Opportunity is when no one else is looking

We're seduced by stories of billion-dollar businesses, influencers with audiences in the multi-millions, and obscene venture capital investments.

But what do most people overlook? The stuff that no one else wants to do. (because they don't want to do it either)

Work that isn't glamourous or sexy has the least competition and the most upside.

People will happily pay you to avoid dealing with unsexy problems.

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Unsexy work makes the difference

There is an incredible arbitrage opportunity in being the person that consistently delivers where no one else can be bothered.

Even in "sexy" businesses, the unsexy work is largely where leverage is created:

  • Invisible processes and systems
  • Arduous organization
  • Detailed documentation
  • Consistent adherence to all of the above

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From a venture capitalist’s point of view, the ideal entrepreneur:

  • delivers sales or technical advances such as FDA approval with reasonable probability,
  • tells a compelling story and is presentable to outside investors,
  • recognizes the need for speed to an IPO for liquidity,
  • has a good reputation and can provide references that show competence and skill,
  • understands the need for a team with a variety of skills and therefore sees why equity has to be allocated to other people,
  • works diligently toward a goal but maintains flexibility,
  • gets along with the investor group.

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They are:

  1. Captivation
  2. Hope & Optimism
  3. Reliability
  4. Authenticity
  5. Vulnerability
  6. Compassion & Perceptiveness
  7. Empathy
  8. Dealing with Critics

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A world computer & a settlement layer

Ethereum is a “world computer”: It lets people build apps & products with money baked into the code. If you believe that web3 is going to continue to grow, then you likely believe that over time,

Ethereum will become the “settlement layer” of the internet: All sorts of transactions (whether on-chain or even Visa) will turn to Ethereum to exchange funds and keep secure, immutable records.

Owning ETH is like owning shares on the internet. Demand for ETH will go up with increased web3 adoption, while upcoming changes will decrease the supply of ETH and let more value accrue to holders.

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