Why it’s so great: Suster founded two companies and worked in consulting, and has now gone over to “the Dark Side of VC,” as he puts it. He’s seen every business situation imaginable, from startups to large corporations, and from success to failure. Plus, he has a knack for breaking down complicated ideas and making them much easier to understand. He knows what it takes to win, and you should listen.
I have always believed in the saying, “It’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” It’s a way of life. It’s not about abusing situations but about knowing when to push the boundaries. It’s about knowing that the overwhelming number of people in life are naysayers and “no sayers” and sometimes you gotta just roll the dice and say WTF.