What the greatest technology investors say about Naysayers

The Biggest Entrepreneurial Lesson

Bill Gross Founder and CEO business incubator Idealab

“[Perhaps the] biggest, entrepreneurial lesson: All truth passes through three stages. First, an idea is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Think about it: A breakthrough idea is a crazy idea . . . right until it crosses over to be a big breakthrough idea. You must be willing to face some ridicule and opposition before you can make your idea become self-evident.”  Bill Gross: Here Are The 12 Lessons I've Learned In My 30 Years Of Being An Entrepreneur, Dec. 15, 2011, as quoting German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer;