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Startups don't die when they run out of cash, they die when the founders run out of energy.
VCs: "Too many angels!" | Angels: "Too many incubators!" | Incubators: "Too many companies!" | Entrepreneurs: "Too little of Everything."
Three things in life - your health, your mission, and the people you love. That's it.
It's never been easier to start a company. It's never been harder to build one.
Mathematicians look down on Physicists, who look down on Engineers, who look down on Designers. And Designers look down on everyone.
Pitching skills are overrated. Find the right co-founder. Attack the right market. Craft the right product. Investors will pitch you.
You have to pick something big to work on, because it's hard to commit your life to something small.
Highly recommend that every would-be investor start a company first. It's hard to understand pain in the abstract.
I never met my greatest mentor. I wanted so much to be like him. But, his message was the opposite. Be yourself, with passionate intensity.
Crypto-nerds, your time has come. There is a small chance that the greatest wealth transfer in human history will occur via bitcoin.
My 1 repeated learning in life: "There Are No Adults" Everyone's making it up as they go along. Figure it out yourself, and do it.
Can someone at Apple please confirm that the NSA isn't building the world's largest fingerprint database using the i5s?
Seems like too many people, public and private sector, are making a living slicing the pie rather than baking it.
Imagine an online school where top scientists lecture a million kids at zero marginal cost. Add rigorous testing, diplomas. Goodbye college.
A perpetual, pervasive, secret "warrant" on everyone is functionally indistinguishable from revoking the Fourth Amendment.
"May you sleep the sleep of an entrepreneur" - ancient Silicon Valley curse.
The secret currency of Silicon Valley is deals shared, talent referred, and acquirers introduced.
Bitcoin & BitTorrent may be humanity's greatest creations. Self-perpetuating, unkillable information networks, living on the Internet.
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