We had a great deal of fun at our first soapbox in our new Command Center. Howard Lindzon, CEO and Co-Founder of StockTwits, was a blast. He let slip that he once wanted to be a stand-up comic and it should in the zingers he made. But he also threw down some great insight.
One thing that stuck in our minds was when he talked about investing in people and ideas rather than scale. He said some folks are all about scale. But he's more into people with domain expertise, people who know what they're doing and talking about. Scale, Howard said, comes from social leverage when you do consistent work.
But with any investment, whether it's financial or not, you can't be overly serious. You can't get angry at mistakes or losing out on a winning bet. As he put it:
You've got to have a sense of humor about it. And you've got to talk about the stuff you're wrong about more than the stuff you're right about.
That's just one of the insights rom our conversation with Howard. To hear more, just jump over and...