30 Oct '11, 2pm

How I’ve Failed: I've heard it said that venture capital is an apprenticeship business, that it takes about se...

A concrete albeit frivolous illustration from well before my actual venture career: In 1999 after the IPO of Webvan, the idea of a capital-intensive grocery delivery business started coming under criticism, but I convinced myself I knew what was the real plan there... After using groceries as the way to pay for building out that costly delivery infrastructure, Webvan was going to pivot from there to solving the overall "last-mile" ecommerce problems. At the time, every delivery by a FedEx or UPS truck cost an arm and a leg, and also required signature. But if people are already scheduling their food deliveries around when they're home, I rationalized to myself, then that delivery service can also perform ecommerce fulfillment. So I bought some shares, because I knew the real secret plan for Webvan was to cannibalize FedEx's lucrative Amazon.com delivery business. It's emba...

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