Arturo Alvarez-Demalde would likely be the first to point out the danger of viewing any aspect of business as a zero-sum game in which there is always someone on the losing end of the deal. In almost every circumstance throughout his career as a venture capitalist, Alvarez-Demalde has sought to ensure that every venture with which he became involved was designed in such a way that there was a clear benefit to every party, even those who might simply be tangentially involved in some small way.
According to Alvarez-Demalde, the goal of the venture capitalist should not be solely based on achieving individual success or accumulating vast amounts of wealth; instead, Alvarez-Demalde has repeatedly expressed a desire to generate a successful outcome in such a way that it is the kind of success that can be shared with many others. In the same vein, Alvarez-Demalde has long avoided practices related to his venture capital efforts that would cause harm in order to create a benefit for others. As a result, Alvarez-Demalde has succeeded in balancing his own professional goals with those of society at large.