Monday, February 24th, 2014

Pinot Noir Twirler Won't Walk Away For Less Than One Billion

"A few weeks ago, over dinner with half a dozen entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, the question came up again. The table, which included a few people already worth more than $100 million, went quiet. One man in his late 30s twirled the stem of his wine glass as he thought. Then he tipped back his head, downed his pinot noir and said, 'one billion,' his glass landing back on the table with a thud. 'That’s it. That’s my number. One billion dollars.' The others nodded."
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Astigmatism (#1,950)

Not that these folks actually merit a serious reply, but: should one of that cohort actually reach his "number," my guess is that the chances of him (always him) actually quitting are probably one divided by said number.

Bobby Womack (#4,074)

Hundreds of millions of dollars, but still hasn't learned the proverb, "Never hold a woman or a wine glass by the neck."

"Balk Was Here"

Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

These people are absolutely clueless about the value of money, which is to buy freedom from the need to pay the slightest attention to The Big Noise, of which "Silicon Valley" is one conspicuous component.

I'll be submitting this observation to The American Journal of No Fucking Shit.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I'll bet those other folks at the table were worn out just watching that guy drink his wine.

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