October 28, 2006
Claude Ruibal, CEO of my portfolio company World Champtionship Sports Network has a good tip for all you entrepreneurs out there who want to kill your VC: request a private meeting at your house, insist your VC go on a “fun little mountain bike ride” and then take him (or her) on a death defying 18 mile ride from sea level to the top of the Santa Monica Mountains. Cardiac arrest certain to be accomplished along the way.
Yes, Claude did try this out on me, under the false pretense of “helping me train” for the triathlon he is forcing me to race in. He nearly succeeded, but, miraculously, I survived his murderous plot.
Picture, with very forced smile, below…