Mercenaries vs. Missionaries: John Doerr Sees Two Kinds of Internet Entrepreneurs

The growth of the Internet revolution from zero to $400 billion in five years owes much of its momentum to venture capitalists like John Doerr, partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins. Yet Doerr worries about the future of that revolution, including an educational system in the U.S. that inadequately prepares its students to be business leaders. He also distinguishes between entrepreneurs who are mercenaries – starting companies just to flip them – and those who are missionaries, interested in building a team, focusing on the customer and creating long-term value. {requires free registration}

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1 Comment

  1. good paragraph comparing old economy and new economy and an equally interesting paragraph comparing mercenaries and missionaries

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