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Paul Graham

Computer Scientist. Venture Capitalist. Co-Founder, Y Combinator.

Believes one of the biggest mistakes founders make is not trusting their intuitions about people.

Thinks there’s a simple way to get more people to read what you write: Write like you talk.

“You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible.”

Believes mean people fail.

Thinks beliefs about the future are so rarely correct that they aren’t worth the rigidity they impose, and that the best strategy is to be aggressively open-minded.

“When experts are wrong, it’s often because they’re experts on an earlier version of the world.”

Believes it’s hard to do a good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.

Thinks determination is more important than intelligence for startup founders.

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