Book: “Zero to One”

“Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” Arthurs went in detail explaining why this is a difficult question to answer. See the next quote “Most answers to the contrarian question are different ways of […]

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Book: “Give and Take”

“Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success” by Adam Grant “Takers have a distinctive signature: they like to get more than they give. They tilt reciprocity in their own favor, putting their own interests ahead of others’ needs.” “In the work-place, givers are a relatively rare breed. They tilt reciprocity in the other direction, […]

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Startup School 2014

Ron Conway from SV Angel How do you tell you are driven enough? Are you willing to work 24/7. The company is the first in line. Once you are willing to make this commitment, then the work ethic will be a non-issue. Good qualities of an entrepreneur: Good communicator Have to be able to excite […]

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Book: Becoming A Technical Leader

 “Becoming A Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-solving Approach” by Gerald M. Weinberg This is another book published over 20 years ago. There are still some useful information. Here are a few highlights: “Leadership is the process of creating an environment in which people become empowered.” “Instead of leading people, as in the threat/reward model, organic […]

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