Is One Line Enough?
A version of this article previously appeared on PandoDaily.
In 1908, American baseball pitcher Addie Joss threw 74 pitches and completed the most efficient perfect game ever recorded (i.e., no hits, no errors, no runs).
To put this accomplishment into perspective, there have only been 23 perfect games recorded in major league baseball during the past 133 years, during which nearly 400,000 games have been played. Thus, perfect games account for .0058% of all games played.
The efficiency of Mr. Joss' performance is further underscored by the fact that the typical game involves approximately 150 pitches, more than twice the number thrown by Mr. Joss.
When seeking the perfect pitch, in baseball and in the startup world, less is a lot more. Entrepreneurs seeking funding should emulate Addie's efficient and focused pursuit of perfection.