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Sarah Guo ⚡️ Greylock 19h
Morals of the entrepreneurial fable:
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Paul Graham 18h
Replying to @justinkan
Tell me about it...
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Paul Graham 18h
Replying to @fecak
Because I had just mentioned Google in 2019. My point is that the brand of an employer, unlike the brand of a university, is a trailing indicator.
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Paul Graham 18h
Replying to @fecak
Not at all. If I was talking about money, I would have mentioned money.
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Paul Graham 18h
Replying to @webdevMason
"in terms of"
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Paul Graham 19h
Replying to @nw3
I have some insights about this, but I can't publicly pick favorites.
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Paul Graham 19h
Replying to @paulg
Figuring out which company is the next Google is a hard problem. There's a whole class of people, known as investors, whose full time job it is. But it's not an insoluble problem. And if you're young and good at programming, you have insights no investors have.
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Paul Graham 19h
Replying to @paulg
The laziness of new grads is hugely to the advantage of companies like Google, which appears to be the MIT of employers. But there's no such thing. What you want to find is the company that is now what Google was in 1999.
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Paul Graham 19h
Replying to @paulg
New grads would like to believe that picking an employer is like picking a college, where all the schools at a given level of "elite" are roughly interchangeable. But employers vary a lot more than colleges. Choosing an employer is a much harder problem.
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Paul Graham 19h
Programmers getting their first jobs after school don't do nearly enough research about where would be best to work. Largely, I think, because they're in denial about the inconvenient truth that research is necessary.
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Paul Graham 22h
Replying to @RavinTPillai
What do they do that's evil?
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Paul Graham 22h
A counterargument against "Google is evil." I know lots of people who (a) work at Google, (b) don't need to, (c) have high moral standards, and (d) know better than politicians or reporters what Google actually does.
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Paul Graham retweeted
Dan Quintana May 4
Every paper has open data if they present a scatterplot. 1) Download WebPlotDigitizer 2) Load a scatterplot screenshot 3) Select each datapoint 4) Download the .CSV file with each datapoint
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Paul Graham 23h
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Suhail Apr 16
Critical lesson I learned about building products: stating explicit non-goals are nearly as important as stating your actual goals. Products are all susceptible to bigger-ism. Moving fast is far easier when it's clear what you're not doing.
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Paul Graham 23h
When you get sick in a strange place, it takes longer to tell you're sick, because it's harder to compare how you feel with how you usually feel.
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Paul Graham Apr 18
Replying to @David__Desimon
Yes. Try Clojure.
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Paul Graham Apr 17
Replying to @garrytan
Very long investor updates with a high ratio of words to numbers.
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Paul Graham Apr 17
Replying to @APatelThompson
Plus your new idea is so good. It would be pretty difficult to have an idea like that and not act on it.
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Paul Graham Apr 17
To my surprise, having been attacked by so many Twitter mobs turns out to have an upside: I've been able to help several other people when it happened to them for the first time.
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