There's an article in the April issue of Business 2.0 about Astro Teller and his company BodyMedia. By way of disclosure, Astro and I have been friends for 15 years now. He's a great guy. But that's the point. The subtitle of the article is: "What's more amazing than Astro Teller's new wearable body monitor? How a sci-fi novelist with little business cred landed the funding to sell it." I suspect that it was all about Astro. As the article points out, Astro was dogged in his pursuit of funding. He turned every stone. He was persistent. He was responsive. He's incredibly smart. And, above all else, he was flexible. And in the end he was rewarded with funding to move his company forward. I don't pretend to know anything about the current state of Astro's business, but I can say without question that it is that sort of fanaticism to your vision, intellect and hard work that investors appreciate and reward.