To the VCs:
The stakes in the startups you own end up owning you.
To the founders:
- It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.
- First, you have to give up, first, you have to know… not fear… know… that someday you’re gonna be fired.
To the employees:
You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
Quoting for a news article:
I see in the silicon valley, the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation making the presentation, coding an app; slaves with white collars. They’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. They have no Great War. No Great Depression. Their Great War’s a startup war… their Great Depression is their lives. They’ve all been raised to believe that one day they’d all be millionaires, and entrepreneurship gods. But they won’t. And they’re slowly learning that fact. And they’re very, very pissed off.
To the app developers:
I say never make it complete, I say stop making them perfect, I say let… let’s publish the updates later, let the bugs fall where they may.