How To Be Successful - Sam Altman 2053 retweets

I’ve observed thousands of founders and thought a lot about what it takes to make a huge amount of money or to create something important. Usually, people start off wanting the former and end up...

Introducing Uber Health, Removing Transportation as a Barrier to Care 1414 retweets

Introducing Uber Health—​transportation for patients ​to get to and from the care they need​. Because care starts with getting there.​

Y Combinator's Blog 1113 retweets

How To Build The Future, with Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jessica Livingston, Peter Thiel and more:

Breaking Down the Father on BBC Being Interrupted by His Children 801 retweets

I’m sure there are plenty of videos that have gone viral faster, but given that my Twitter feed is a mix of journalists, tech analysts, and NBA folks, there seemed to be a special resonance to this…

Startup Playbook 778 retweets

To have a successful startup, you need: a great idea, a great market, a great team, a great product, and great execution.

Highest Paying Tech Companies of 2018 by Levelsfyi 684 retweets

entry level software engineers in the bay area are getting paid! This looks right if you count cash and equity comp.

Mike Sellers's answer to As first time entrepreneurs, what part of the... 509 retweets

Mike Sellers's answer to As first time entrepreneurs, what part of the process are people often completely blind to? - Quora

Elon Musk says owning a non-autonomous car will soon be ‘like owning a... 411 retweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk held a conference call today to discuss the company’s third quarter financial results with analysts. During the call, Musk commented on the recent release of the Autopilot and t…

YC Research – Y Combinator 395 retweets

Updated on 2/13/17 Our mission at YC is to enable as much innovation as we can.  Mostly this means funding startups.  But startups aren’t ideal for some kinds of innovation—for example, work that requires a very long time horizon, seeks to answer ve...

“If you asked people in 1989 what they needed to make their life bette... 383 retweets

“If you asked people in 1989 what they needed to make their life better, it was unlikely that they would have said a decentralized network of information nodes that are linked using hypertext.”

Productivity - Sam Altman 368 retweets

I think I am at least somewhat more productive than average, and people sometimes ask me for productivity tips.  So I decided to just write them all down in one place. Compound growth gets...

Startup School: Every Company that Applied is Now Accepted 367 retweets

We are accepting all 15,000 companies that applied to Startup School! Excited to provide a community to so many startups—it was critical for me when I was starting a company. Proud to see the YC team figure out how to turn a mistake into something aw...

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, ... 364 retweets

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the wo...

Startup Growth Calculator 362 retweets

Every founder should know about Trevor Blackwell's Startup Growth Calculator:

Vinod Khosla on How to Build the Future 340 retweets

Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a firm focused on assisting entrepreneurs to build impactful new energy and technology companies. Previously he was the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, where he pioneered open systems and commercial R...

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet 332 retweets

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists and venture capitalists alike. As with many phrases that cross over…

Grow the Puzzle Around You - Jessica Livingston 316 retweets

In 2005, I cofounded Y Combinator, the first "accelerator." Today there are hundreds of them all over the world, but in 2005 what we were doing was so unusual that most people in Silicon Valley...

Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations 311 retweets

Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations | CoinMarketCap

YC AI – Y Combinator 306 retweets

In an effort to usher in more innovation with AI, Y Combinator is going to try an experiment in the upcoming batch: a vertical group in YC dedicated to AI companies. If you’re starting an AI company, we want to help you succeed. Apply here and mentio...

11 Angel Investing Lessons 302 retweets

1 Say no 2 Proprietary dealflow matters 3 Valuation matters 4 Investing takes years to learn 5 Back $0B companies 6 Judgment is important/overrated 7 Invest in tech 8 No opinions 9 Incentives make for bad advice 10 Play fantasy 🏈 11 Power beats contr...

Hi, remote workers! We'll pay you to work from Tulsa You're going to l 302 retweets

I've mentioned that somebody should do this for a couple of years, but it looks like Tulsa went ahead and did it: It's very explicitly: "You, probably-tech-person, are well-monied and can work anywhere. Tulsa would be happy to have you; here's our...

SERENA VENTURES 294 retweets

Founded by Serena Williams in 2014, Serena Ventures has investments in over 30 companies across multiple industries. including businesses that touch e-commerce, food & beverage, fashion, health & wellness, social good, and more.

Cars and second order consequences — Benedict Evans 292 retweets

Electric and autonomy are rolling through the car industry, changing everything about it. But though they transform gasoline and car accidents, they could change a lot more besides - everything from cigarettes to parking. It's the second-order ...

Hey Jerkwater: Do your math on TSLA… 290 retweets

Here at Social Capital we’ve been watching Tesla for many years. We originally tried to get cute on valuation and almost had our faces ripped off. We’ve learned that changing your mind is free — so…

All Things Sales! 16 Mini-Lessons for Startup Founders 288 retweets

a16z general partner Peter Levine distills the fundamentals that every entrepreneur and technical founder should know about sales (incl. concepts discussed in an MBA class at StanfordGSB) into 16 mini-lessons --

The Tech Bust of 2015 - Sam Altman 275 retweets

Maybe instead of a tech bubble, we’re in a tech bust.  No one seems to fervently believe tech valuations are cheap, so it’d be somewhat surprising if we were in a bubble.  In many parts of the...

Introducing the Cultural Leadership Fund 270 retweets

Yo, the sun don’t shine forever But as long as it’s here then we might as well shine together --Sean “Diddy” Combs, "Victory" In the early days of the technology industry, there was no thought abou…

Bill – bhorowitz – Medium 268 retweets

Last night my friend Bill Campbell passed away. He meant everything to me and I am having trouble even beginning to say something. Today people will recount his many massive accomplishments as well…

Coinbase’s written testimony for the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, ... 260 retweets

A clear regulatory environment that fosters innovation while protecting investors is an important step in digital currency’s evolution as a technology. Regulatory clarity will encourage and…

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investin... 257 retweets

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial rewards that may flow to him from the product or service. Mercenaries may sometimes succeed financially,...

Steve Wozniak - Founders at Work 253 retweets

Interview: Steve Wozniak , Co-Founder, Apple Computer If any one person can be said to have set off the personal computer revolution, it might be Steve Wozniak. He designed the machine that...

The truth about hard work 250 retweets

“People should focus much more on figuring out what feels like play to them and looks like work to others because that’s your superpower and that’s where you’ll outperform everybody” — naval

Why Must You Pay Sales People Commissions? 244 retweets

“I’d be a billionaire if I could get a dollar for all the bullshit I hear today" --Big Sean, The One I felt a little odd writing that title. It’s a little like asking “Why should you give engineers…

Ben Horowitz’s Best Startup Advice: Be Prepared To Get Ridiculed 236 retweets

Ben Horowitz is undoubtedly one of the most well-respected and successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. He’s known for being both straightforward and kind — an uncommon cocktail of no-bullshit and no-asshole.

'We're in a Bubble' - Sam Altman 228 retweets

A lot of people have been saying we’re in a tech bubble for quite some time. Someday they’ll be right, but in the meantime, I thought it'd be fun to look back at some articles from the last 10...

Before Growth - Sam Altman 226 retweets

We tell startups all the time that they have to grow quickly.  That’s true, and very good advice, but I think the current fashion of Silicon Valley startups has taken this to an unhealthy...

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman ... 219 retweets

‎How do companies grow from zero to a gazillion? Legendary Silicon Valley investor / entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Guests include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Google’s Eri...

The Babe Ruth Effect in Venture Capital 216 retweets

The Babe Ruth Effect in Venture Capital – cdixon blog

Mobile, smartphones and hindsight — Benedict Evans 215 retweets

"Before the iPhone, it didn’t feel like we desperately needed some catalytic event."

Funding the Evolution of Blockchains 210 retweets

Blockchains are digital organisms. As organisms evolve through changes in their DNA, blockchain protocols evolve through changes in their code. And like biological organisms, the most adaptive…

Distribution vs Innovation – Andreessen Horowitz 208 retweets

The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation. MORE

Startup School Online: First Lecture and Speaker List 199 retweets

We're excited to announce that Startup School is now in session. You can watch the first lecture at startupschool.org. For this course, we are joined by some great speakers who want to help make startups be better startups. The speakers and topics ar...

Productivity Is Soaring at Top Firms and Sluggish Everywhere Else 199 retweets

"The productivity problem is a failure to adopt new technologies and best practices."

Drones in 2015 are like VHS recorders in 1985 199 retweets

Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and the host of the popular podcasts This Week in Startups and Angel. As a “scout” for top Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and later as an angel investor, Jason has inv...

The scale of tech winners — Benedict Evans 199 retweets

We all know, I think, that there are now far more smartphones than PCs, and we all know that there are far more people online now than there used to be, and we also, I think, mostly know that big tech companies today are much bigger than the bi...

If There Aren't Any Typos In This Essay, We Launched Too Late! 198 retweets

In my early years as an entrepreneur, the world was still largely ruled by scarcity. Products required raw materials to produce.

When Is a “Mark” Not a Mark? When It’s a Venture Capital Mark 196 retweets

Editor’s note: this article previously appeared as a response to misconceptions about the valuation of private companies. Valuation in VC land is more of an art than a science. That’s because we ar…

Don't Read The Comments - Sam Altman 191 retweets

I sent this email to the current YC batch this morning: I've talked to some of you who are really bummed about negative press coverage or online comments about your company.  Often this takes...

The four tiers of engagement: What Silicon Valley taught me about coll... 191 retweets

Recently I was talking with the noted surgeon, writer, and public health researcher Atul Gawande about his demanding schedule – and how he tries to manage it for maximum impact. As I described the framework I use to navigate Silicon Valley and all it...

Brian Roemmele's answer to How much of a threat is Affirm to other fin... 185 retweets

I Affirm: How mlevchin's on demand situational credit granting company will change the world of banking.

You should follow me on twitter I got a literature prize for my tweets 184 retweets

Remote teams need 5x the process. You need to systemize communication and expectations Not heavy-handed workflows, piles of paper and someone using a giant stamp confirming every action. Systemized communication and expectations made explicit.

Sierra Club Now Opposes One Of The Most Important Climate Bills In Cal... 198 retweets

In bizarre anti-environmental move, Sierra Club opposes SB827, my bill allowing more infill housing near transit. Allowing ppl to live near transit is among most impactful moves we can make to reduce carbon emissions. Thx EthanElkind for speaking t...

From 0 to 1,000,000 to ? – Adrien Roose – Medium 250 retweets

My co-founders and I created and launched Take Eat Easy in the summer of 2012. Our objective was to enable quality restaurants to provide a reliable delivery service to their customers. About a year…

PHD Comics: How to read a Professor's Door 277 retweets

The dance of the office door. Courtesy of phdcomics.

Never underestimate your first idea 291 retweets

5 takeaways for serial entrepreneurs from my conversation with ev: 1. Bet on the way the world is moving. 2. Start from where you are. 3. Don’t worry about a wipeout. 4. Persevere. And position yourself for luck. 5. Don’t derail your own destiny.

Distribution – Andreessen Horowitz 320 retweets

“I’m into distribution, I’m like Atlantic I got them mutherfuckers flying’ cross the Atlantic" --Rick Ross, "Hustlin'" When I ask new entrepreneurs what their distribut…

Why do so many textbooks have so much technical detail and so little e... 362 retweets

I think/hope this is okay for MO. I often find that textbooks provide very little in the way of motivation or context. As a simple example, consider group theory. Every textbook I have seen that t...

Coral crisis: Great Barrier Reef bleaching is “the worst we’ve ever se... 262 retweets

"Lack of access to scientific literature is a massive injustice. Alexandra Elbakyan fixed it with one fell swoop.”

Invisible asymptotes — Remains of the Day 446 retweets

"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will b...

xkcd: The Economic Argument 489 retweets

The economic argument against astrology, psychic phenomena, homeopathy, etc.

The days are long but the decades are short 504 retweets

I turned 30 last week and a friend asked me if I'd figured out any life advice in the past decade worth passing on.  I'm somewhat hesitant to publish this because I think these lists usually seem...

Become a Guard - Bannerman 186 retweets

hey TSA workers affected by the shutdown: if any of you are looking for extra work, give getbannerman a try. Johnny and the team are more than happy to help place you as security officers in their network and start receiving paid shifts ASAP.

Noahpinion: A few thoughts on depression 773 retweets

I just randomly met a guy in a store who recognized me, and told me that my post on depression 5 years ago caused him to seek treatment, and changed his life. So I thought I should repost it:

So You Wanna Be a Chef— by Bourdain 286 retweets

If you're ambitious, there is an isomorph of this brilliantly brutal essay by Bourdain about your intended field. It would be worth imagining what it would say.