documentary about venture capital. the film doesn’t make the distinction, but there’s a difference between venture capital (new firms) and what romney did (which is called private equity). the real job creators are profiled here. even ayn randian bob valentine admits that a lot of his success has been because of luck. nice because most people who have done well in life attribute it almost solely to hard work and smarts. i don’t know what the actual mix is on average, but luck certainly helps.
the film doesn’t really look at the nuts and bolts of what it takes to be a venture capitalist or attempt to outline what makes a successful startup or VC firm. rather it just profiles some of the people who have been involved in the industry over the years. focused a lot on the silicon valley.