Intentional Generosity: Share Your Gifts
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Intentional Generosity: Share Your Gifts

Happy belated Thanksgiving. One of our four closely held values is what we call intentional generosity. We believe that giving with a purpose is a powerful tool for good. It’s baked into the venture capital model and baked into our culture too.

As we’ve written about, intentional generosity starts with gratitude: for the people around you; for the blessings in your life; and for your unique insights, talents, and gifts. We believe that people do their best work when they’re doing something that only they can do. And it’s intentionally generous to share that work with the world.

Share Your Gifts

Apple captures the spirit of intentional generosity in their new holiday spot, Share Your Gifts:

The Gift Economy

As VCs, we get to invest in talented entrepreneurs, enabling them to share their gifts with the world. We challenge entrepreneurs to tap into their unique insight and build something that only they can build. Then scale it – share it with the world.

Each of us has something unique to share with the world. Nothing creates value like a person tapping into her unique insight and inspiring a team to do the same. This is the gift economy.

Please share your gifts. The world will never be the same, and neither will you.

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