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Words To Live By

“Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you’d like to like.” 9 more words


When is it Time to Start a Startup?

I’m guessing people struggle with this question all the time. I think the five most important things to understand about yourself in answering this question are sunk costs, opportunity costs, experience/knowledge, the idea and inner drive. 824 more words


Silicon Valley is the new Fannie Mae

VCs have a tough job. They have to turn a giant pile of money into more money. However, they are not allowed to do it the sensible way, which is to invest in European index funds1. 485 more words

Startup Bubble

Writing Influences

One of the first misconceptions I got from school is that all writing is for literary purposes. I did a lot of “creative writing” in middle school which was in reality more truth than fiction (See… 635 more words

NaBloPoMo 2014

Empreendedorismo a preto e branco

Conteúdo de tom ligeiramente sarcástico.

Há meses que deixei de fazer cursos online por falta de tempo mas quando pessoal do Y Combinator (possivelmente o melhor acelerador de startups do mundo) disponibiliza online as várias aulas sobre startups que estão a dar em Stanford, eu arranjo tempo. 465 more words

Licenciado. E Agora?

Makers vs. managers

This piece by Paul Graham may be the best (short) thing written about producing things of value verses wasting time in meetings. The post has been around since 2009, so you may have seen it before, but it’s definitely worth reading again. 198 more words

Rise And Converge

The Secret Ingredient to Success

After reading the article that inspired this post on what it takes to be a writer, I was reminded of something I read several years ago on the most important predictor of success. 700 more words