‘You Can Only Lose One Time Your Money, But You Can Make Many Times’

August 1, 2013 10:58 pm

We first spotted this gem in a Vinod Khosla interview: “Remember: (When you invest your money in an idea) You Can Only Lose One Time Your Money, But You Can Make Many Times (If you win)”. Then we realized that it is a common thing to say in the VC industry. Then we realized that it is actually a very simple, common sense concept, so simple that most of us fail to even notice it, let alone apply it anywhere.

The ‘You can only lose one time your money’ is an approach that prepares you for the worst case scenario, making any other outcome actually look much better. Knowing that ‘You Can Make Many Times’ provides you the incentive to give your best, since ‘Many’ does not come with a cap.

You Can Only Lose One Time Your Money, But You Can Make Many Times. Indeed.

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