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A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Sam Altman about Venture Capital, Startups and Business

Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator. He was also the cofounder of Loopt, a location-based social networking app. Altman studied computer science at Stanford University. 1. “The best companies are almost always mission oriented.” “Eventually, the company needs to evolve to become a mission that everyone, but especially the founders, are exceptionally dedicated to. The ‘missionaries vs. mercenaries’ soundbite is overused but true.” If the founders of a […]

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A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Ben Horowitz about Management, Investing and Business

Ben Horowitz is a co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.  Prior to being a venture capitalist,  he co-founded Loudcloud, a managed services provider which became Opsware, a data center automation software provider.  He is the author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.  Horowitz earned a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1988 and a MS in […]

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A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Seneca The Younger About Venture Capital, Startups, Business and Life

Lucius Annaeus Seneca was born 4 BCE in Córdoba, Spain and died in 65 CE in Rome. He was a philosopher, writer and orator, among other things. He was at times in his life a wealthy man who was for many years an advisor to the Emperor Nero. 1. “The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single […]

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