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Wallowing in the muck of Silicon Valley makes everyone homesick from time to time. A reader says they saw one startup chief reach that moment in public.

I witnissed a very emotional moment at the Palo Alto Country Club last night for Churchill Club's Start Up Success where Alex Welch (Photobucket CEO) admitted, "I just wish I was still in Denver coding." He was about to cry (sort of). And [Jotspot founder] Joe Kraus attributed all his success to a book an ex-girlfriend gave him in college.

No word on which book, though it probably wasn't How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.