“Great Groups are not realistic places. They are exuberant, irrationally optimistic ones.” Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman, Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration

In the 2008 Summer Olympics, Jason Lezak anchored the gold medal winning US 400-meter freestyle relay team. Winning gold seemed improbable, especially when Jason dove into the pool a full second behind Alain Bernard, the French anchor and world record holder in the 100 meter freestyle. Lezak swam a personal best 46.06 seconds beating Bernard to the finish by eight-hundredths of a second. Two days later Lezak swam 47.67 …

Paul Asel

Managing Partner at global VC @ngpcapital $1.2 bn AUM. Portfolio: Xaiomi, Deliveroo, Lime, etc. Writes about smart mobility, entrepreneurship & venture capital.

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