Ray Rothrock

WE DO BIG THINGS – President Obama’s Nike Moment

In Energy on January 26, 2011 at 8:34 am

In the State of the Union Speech President Obama talked about American success.  He said, Americans DO BIG THINGS.

Yes we do.  There are so many examples of what America has done big like going to the moon, inventing the Internet, inventing the microprocessor, and on and on.  Well, in venture capital where I have lived and worked for the past 23 years, that is exactly what we have practiced.  We invest in people who want to do BIG THINGS and we do it every year.  It takes time for a big thing to happen once you start down the path.  It took seven years for America to invent and build the technology to put a men on the moon and bring them back.  It takes time.  What is important in the process is to keep focus on the target.  Don’t waiver.  Marshall the resources.  Make it happen.  It’s great when a President gets a Nike moment like Tuesday night.  You are right, President Obama – WE DO BIG THINGS.


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