Dreams of being a VC? Take the VCAT

Guy Kawasaki, a VC with Garage Technology Ventures, has a great thing on young people trying to get into the venture business. It actually reminded me back when I first started in information technology. You would be amazed how many individuals fling around their degrees like they’re the hottest stuff since sliced bread, but when you get down to the nitty gritty of.. well, for example: how to restart a Unix box without a GUI, people just look at you and stare (and yes, I did interview someone that I asked that question about).
Venture runs the similar. It’s amusing that Guy actually gives negative points for having a MBA. I have to agree there that many MBAs that I’ve met think that they’re qualified to manage everything under the sun when in reality, they have no one shred of business sense. In any case, take a look at the great Kawasaki’s VCAT and see if you’re suited to hit the venture industry.