She doesn’t get the difference between persistence with a good idea and throwing good money after bad. It is like on American Idol and other competition shows where people think wanting something badly is enough. Or working hard is enough. Both are part of success, but so is talent (or in this case, a good idea) and a little luck.
Personally, I also blame Erin Brocovich (or the folks that made the movie) for this. She fought the naysayers and saved lives and got rich. I saw her speak a decade ago. She truly is an idiot who got lucky. She had nothing of value to say and when a woman asked for guidance on a fight she was involved in, Erin just said to ignore the experts and go with her gut. Erin actually won her case because she found evidence produced by experts that the water was contaminated. Without that, she wouldn’t have gotten anywhere. It wasn’t the experts who were at fault, it was the greedy corporate executives who suppressed the experts evidence. Anyway, sorry for the rant, but I have when people “go with their gut” when science, common sense etc. Are involved. Sexy bar folks were ignoring everyone and everything but their gut that they had a million $$ idea.