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Ben Horowitz

Co-Founder and Partner, Andreesen Horowitz. Author, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.

Thinks the things you believe that nobody else believes are the things that create real value in the world.

Believes the one management concept you need to understand is how a critical decision will be interpreted from each person’s point of view and its impact on your culture.

“The hard thing isn’t dreaming big. The hard thing is waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat when the dream turns into a nightmare.”

Thinks you need to learn how to build a great product before you can build a great company.

Believes you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur if you’re driven by social signals, because you ultimately have to decide for yourself.

“A healthy company culture encourages people to share bad news.”

Thinks if everybody in a company knows everything that’s going on, that’s generally going to be a good place to work.

Has found that sometimes the smartest people in a company are its worst employees.

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