Bill Watkins's @#*&! Bright Idea

One, if it’s the inventive and profane Silicon Valley veteran Bill Watkins
Photograph by Chris Shonting for Bloomberg Businessweek

Bill Watkins’s $200,000 Bentley convertible is littered with leftovers from Jack in the Box. He’s collected $160 million in investor money for his latest company, a high-tech lighting manufacturer called Bridgelux, but rails against venture capitalists. He calls himself a liberal and is against corporate taxation.

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