Listen: Phil Knight, Nike, Twitter discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"In terms of books wall street the most recent book that's floated to the top elicit shoe dog by phil knight great story of how nike was started in his personal journey with with the company lots of examples of persistence perseverance and in really taking advantage of market opportunity that it was in front of him so it was a really entertaining where you spends more so special g thing you've witnessed both internal and external what makes it so special the group of folks that are here and our respect and dedication to the craft of venture capital into practice it at a high level with dedication and a lot of energy exerted against that craft itself you know we all acknowledge acknowledged that startups are incredibly hard to bill and it takes a lot of effort across multiple motions to become successful so dedication to spending time dedication into spending energy against each opportunity is really a terrific culture that exists benchmark that i was able to perceive one. I was outside of the farm and certainly it's one that i experience everyday every day inside of an arc on the flipside single biggest challenge of your world stay with benchmark. I think the volume of innovation is so great late today that just being able to meet with all the entrepreneurs have the ability to go see everything and spend time with everyone. That's working on really interesting in projects is a challenge. It's that we all do it with every day because as we talked about earlier the show innovation i think is at an all time high and there's so many exciting things happening in the world to try to create enough time in a day to go talk to everybody and really experience. All the great things are working on certainly a challenge. You've been important or across to the biggest and best films in banja. What do you know now that you wish you'd known at the start of your career invention jason. I think one of the things that become more obvious becomes more obvious obvious as you spend more time. Adventure is that opportunities just calm out of nowhere and that it's really surprising where the next opportunity uh-huh gets really exciting comes from and it's just being very open to ideas and being very very open to entrepreneurs that come up with really exciting problems <unk> solve is one that is hard to know before entering the industry is i think it's been very surprising to me as i've learned it continues to be an exciting part of my job. Every today is the unexpected element of what you're going to see today. Let's finish on this one. The most recent publicly announced investment for each eighth and i'm white you said yes yes. The most recent investment was a company called duffle which is based in london. They're building really interesting a._p._i. Lead infrastructure for the travel industry in i primarily said had we as a firm primarily said yes one because of the strength of the team that was building the solution just how they were thinking about the problem technically and the way they were going about designing architecture to go solve. This problem was really compelling one to they're going after a really important painful problem for their customer base and we're excited. What about the value that they're going to provide the box so those are the two primary reasons chafe and as i said i wanted to see this one for a long time. I obviously had from bill about how amazing was having. You joined the partnership so thank you so much joining me. Stay and i'm just absolutely loved having you on again thank you. It was an absolute pleasure as i said at the beginning. It's such a wonderful player in this ecosystem. If you'd like to see more from chafing you can find him on twitter at chafe impede.."