When you walk in silence your excellence will always speak for you.
If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
Investors are people with more money than time. Employees are people with more time than money. Entrepreneurs are simply the seductive go-betweens. Startups are business experiments performed with other people’s money. Marketing is like sex: only losers pay for it.” “Company culture is what goes without saying. There are no real rules, only laws. Success forgives all sins. People who leak to you, leak about you. Meritocracy is the propaganda we use to bless the charade. Greed and vanity are the twin engines of bourgeois society. Most managers are incompetent and maintain their jobs via inertia and politics. Lawsuits are merely expensive feints in a well-scripted conflict narrative between corporate entities. Capitalism is an amoral farce in which every player—investor, employee, entrepreneur, consumer—is complicit.
It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower
If I am hiring someone at a senior level, it's critically important they are decent people. So I always take them out for lunch -- not a long one but enough so they relax, we talk, we get to know one another. But what I always do is notice how they treat the waiting staff; you can tell a lot about a person about how they do that.
In chaos is where learning happens the most.