Guy Kawasaki's VC Aptitude Test

Man in suit pointing at his head

Over at the blog of my role model Guy Kawasaki is an entertaining entry titled The Venture Capital Aptitude Test, or VCAT for short. Guy makes it quite clear that:

Venture capital is something to do at the end of your career, not the beginning. It should be your last job, not your first.

The test is really more of a mental exercise rather than those silly web tests whose results bloggers love to post (“Which Three's Company Landlord Are You?”). The gist of the article is that you shouldn't become a VC until after “you’ve had the shiitake kicked out of you.”

(Come to think of it, George and I know a couple of VCs that we'd love to kick the shiitake out of…)