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If you can't see yourself working with someone for life, don't work with them for a day.
1999 - $5M to launch a product, 30M serious computer users. 2014 - $5K to launch, 3B serious phone users. Leverage / $ is up 100,000x.
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.
Avoid skeptics for your early hires. You want optimists with good judgment and execution skills.
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.
The iPhone wasn't a better phone, it was the first viable pocket computer. Extrapolating from phones, watches, wallets, glasses is an error.
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.
Cryptocurrencies are a native language for value transfer in networks more than they are a currency for humans: http://startupboy.com/2014/04/01/the-fifth-protocol/ …
"Don’t hire for brains or personality alone in early-stage startups. Hire for resilience." by @anthemos https://medium.com/p/43686fa7d825?source=tw-441b78be3963-1399657778448 …
"Don't take yourself so seriously. You're just a monkey with a plan."
Greatest recent innovations for Human Freedom: TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, Mozilla, Linux, BitTorrent, TOR, Bitcoin, GPG, EFF.
Blockchains will eventually decentralize every piece of cloud infrastructure - identity, DNS, storage, hosting. Encrypted URLs everywhere.
Friend graphs (FB, LI) are declining in strategic value as mobile contact list takes over. Stranger graphs (IG, TWTR) maintain full value.
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