Brad Feld: Why scientists and engineers, who know so much, make so little compared to VCs (or investment bankers, or trial lawyers) who know so little.

Time is Money

Knowledge is Power

Power = Work / Time (from high school physics)

If you substitute Knowledge for Power and Money for Time

Knowledge = Work / Money

Using a little basic algebra (about the amount most VCs remember) and arranging terms, you get

Money = Work / Knowledge

For a given amount of Work as Knowledge apporaches zero, Money becomes infinite.

This explains the difference in market value between scientists/engineers and VCs.

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