Of all the things Jeremy Lin said Wednesday at his (and others') introductory press conference the one that most caught our eye was his comparison of the Nets to a Silicon Valley start-up. He made the comparison when asked why he chose the Nets.
Not the kind of analysis you'd expect from a typical NBA free agent but then, Lin is from North California, the incubator for so many startups, and a Harvard grad with a degree in economics. And the more you think about it, the more it rings true.
The Nets have only been in Brooklyn a few years and in their new space a few months. They have gathered talent from around the world and have an "angel investor" in Mikhail Prokhorov. Of course, not all start-ups are successes. Few are Google or Apple.
Those that do succeed attract other talent, other "investors." Oh yeah, they produce a better product, too.
(Thanks to Andy Vasquez for the transcript)