A VC: I Got Lucky: “Fred Wilson regale’s us with his post-MBA-experience in the VC world. I think it’s interesting that he’s says, “don’t do it the way I did it … ’cause I got lucky.“
My take — On one hand I agree with him and on another hand I don’t see how it’s any different for the person building industry experience (his recommended route). That person has to be lucky enough to be in a field that matters and early enough to become an expert. Bottom line is that you’ve got to be lucky in either route. No one can forecast this kinda stuff.