Bear 1935 – 2011


In modern parlance, Owsley ‘Bear’ Stanley was a Maker, Angel Investor and Start Up Entrepreneur. He probably wouldn’t have appreciated being described as such.

I’m not one for online memorials or socially networked RIP pages but here’s a quote from the man that’s full of wisdom:

“I don’t deal in conjecture. If I say something, it has been researched, measured, tested and proven.  Otherwise I just say I don’t know. You suffer from a very common delusion, that things are just what they ‘logically’ appear to be – or perhaps what others say (loudly) about them. I only trust my own perceptions, then set them to the test. I don’t ‘believe’ in anything.”

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