Today’s “Daily Bizcard” design, “Puck”, goes to one of my New York blogging posse, Fred Wilson.
Fred is very successful venture capitalist, a partner in Union Square Ventures. I first became aware of him via his blog, AVC.com, which I was turned on to by Nick Denton.
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 [email protected] 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!]
Great card! I’m an old hockey player and I hadn’t heard that one in a while. Gretzky was a Picasso on skates. I think your buddy Seth will really like this one.
i reblogged this on my tumblog
I really like Fred’s blog too. I find it to be more instructive than others as a business learning resource. Fred explains useful business concepts well. It’s also one of small bunch of blogs that inspires me to write.
“follow the master… not his footprints.”
Great quote. I also like another thought from the Great One:
“You don’t score on 100% of the shots that you don’t take.”
this’d make a nice one for the gallery Hugh
As on old hockey player, I love this quote. It showed up on my site today, thegreenskeptic.com, via your widget.
At first I thought it was about the “global warming” hockey stick, which would have been appropriate. But then I saw it was for Fred, whose blog is one of my favs too. Wonderful!
Another great Gretsky quote is “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Good for entrepreneurs to remember that one.
And here’s one from my favorite hockey player, Bobby Orr: “Forget about style; worry about results.”
Great shot, great score on this one Hugh!!!
My Dad would love this.
US Hockey Hall of Fame