Besides always having an interesting and entertaining take on the tech industry, what separates Fred from the other VC bloggers (and I believe he was the first to do this), is that he talks about other stuff on his blog besides his business. He talks about his family with great love and affection, he likes talking about his hobbies, and he REALLY likes sharing his music collection with people, turning folk on to his favorite albums etc.
i.e. He writes like an affable human being, not like a hard-nose businessman.
This makes people like him. This makes people trust him. This makes people want to give his relatively small firm early access to the best deals out there. Which helps his business no end.
I know from talking to Fred that Wayne Gretzky’s famous quote, “Skate to where the puck is headed, not to where it’s been” is a favorite of his. So I incorporated it into the design; I also used the same olive green from his USV website.
Keep blogging, Fred. We need more like you out there…
[The Daily Bizcard archive is here etc.]
[Fred, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping address and the details you want on the back of the bizcard, and I’ll send a free batch of 100 to you. Thanks!]