Interview with Donat Matthews

Get to know Donat Matthews, Entrepreneur & Investor at and Juror of >>venture>>.

When is breaking the rules okay?

For entrepreneurs to achieve a totally new result, sticking to "the rules" won't help.

It’s a very personal trade-off: what’s the potential gain by breaking the rule versus the potential cost of doing so? That’s a balance everyone has to figure out for themselves. Just don't seriously hurt (in any way) the people you care about. See question 3...

If you could do it all again, what would you change?

I would seek much earlier to speak to/associate with people that think boldly, inspire me to dream, jump into it, and kick ass.

Too many folks spend too many years in jobs in firms, that pay your bills but don't bring happiness.

What is a question you'd like to answer, but no one asks?

Money, Glory, Happiness?

If that’s too touchy-feely for you, ask me about "what’s the ultimate framework to design and optimize firms and ventures?"