GAME OVER

“As an investor, if you’re not tired, stressed and strained, then you’re brain dead. The last year was like a game of Frogger, and anytime you popped your head up someone banged you with a mallet.”

Investment banker turned venture capitalist Keith Benjamin, displaying just how many whacks to the head the market has delivered him since he last played a game of Frogger, Forbes.com, 23 August 2000

A CAPITAL IDEA

“The recent downturn in the capital markets has substantially impaired our ability to raise the capital required to achieve profitability.”

Shaun Holliday, CEO of the now-bankrupt Living.com, on his company’s revolutionary notion that the secret to a profitable business isn’t finding paying customers but getting investors to throw good money after bad, BBC News, 16 August 2000