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Creative, Courageous Entrepreneurs
Andreessen, co-author of the Mosaic browser and cofounder of venture capital firm Andreessen-Horowitz, gives a stirring talk on “true grit”—the defining difference between those with talent who aren’t able to go the distance and those who do.
We (VCs) spend a lot of time talking about markets and technology, and we have a lot of opinions and I’m not sure all of those opinions are all that relevant all that often. I think probably the decision is and ultimately should be around people as like 90% of the decision.
The two things we really zero in on in people—they sound simple and they end up being very difficult—are courage and genius. Courage, which is to say not giving up in the face of adversity. You know, courage without genius might not get you where you need to go, but genius without courage almost certainly won’t.
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