Balancing Tech Investing and Psychedelic Rock

Roger McNamee

with Roger McNamee

Tech Investor

Balancing Tech Investing and Psychedelic Rock

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Moe and Roger discuss living as a Venture Capitalist by day and a Psychedelic Rockstar by night.

The Wisdom of Living with No Expectations

It’s been said that ‘good things come to those who wait,’ and if you’re one of the
lucky ones who can practice that discipline of waiting for a tree develop its roots;
chances are you’ll go farther in life. It’s been said that patience is the highest of
virtues, yet in a world where instant is expected, that’s often easier said then done.
Delaying gratification is just plain difficult – it’s not only a test of will, but more so a
test of faith, because without the belief that tomorrow will be better, today’s
hardships are difficult to bear.

In Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho writes that “the two hardest
tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the
courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter”; aptly describing the
entrepreneurial and musical journey of acclaimed investor Roger McNamee. After receiving his MBA from the Amos Tuck
School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1982, McNamee stumbled onto an
analyst job at T. Rowe Price only to discover that his focus would be the
technology sector. In this candid conversation, McNamee shares why his formula
for success starts with having no expectations.