Interesting career John! I've always wanted to fly a Hawk, lovely aircraft.

Riding the wave seems like a challenge, how do you judge which companies are going to make it - without having the diversification that VC's do?

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Very true John, very true.

So then it becomes a balance of risk vs reward.

Join a start up = high risk, high reward

Join a mature company = less risk, less reward

The interesting thing for me is, people perceive a stable to as less risk - even though there is risk.

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My experience (excluding startups I owned) has been that startup = high risk, low reward, with a tiny chance of a massive upside.

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