While it is always possible to get the best advice from the least expected
sources, I tend to be skeptical of venture-building advice from angel investors
and start-up gurus with ZERO startup building experience.

Here are some common traits of these Listen-To-Me-And-Applaud-My-Brilliance

1) They will force their "brilliance" and "insight" on to you even if you have
no interest in it.

2) They will always discuss numbers: valuation, fundraise, net worth, etc. In
their world, there is no room for ideas, much less, paradigm-shifts.

3) Their calling card will never be an entrepreneurial success. It will be:
family wealth or marquee designation.

If reading this thread causes you to suspect that I am referring to you, you are
quite likely right :)