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I do this for my culture To let them know what a n@#!a look like when a ni&%!a in a Roadster Show them how to move in a room full of vultures Industry is shady, it needs to be taken over Label owners hate me, I’m raising the status quo up I’m overcharging n$%^a for what they did to the Cold Crush —Jay-Z, Izzo (H.O.V.A.) Artist: Jay-Z Track: Izzo (H.O.V.A.) Album: The Blueprint Released: 2011 Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam Lyrics
Editor’s note: Paul Stamatiou is Co-founder of Picplum , a Y Combinator-backed photo printing service, where he obsesses over both design and development. He also co-founded Notifo (YC W10) and Skribit. Follow him on his blog, PaulStamatiou.com , and on Twitter: @Stammy .
Who the f@#k you think you f$&kin’ with I’m the f%*kin’ boss —Rick Ross, Hustlin’ Artist: Rick Ross Track: Hustlin’ Album: Port of Miami Released: 1997 Label: Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy Lyrics In all my years in business, I have yet to hear someone say: “I love corporate politics.” On the other hand, I meet plenty of people who complain bitterly about corporate politics—sometimes even in the companies they run. So, if nobody loves politics, why all the politics?
Editor’s note : The following is a guest post by Penelope Trunk, writer and founder of Brazen Careerist . In a meeting last week one of our investors, fed up with a recent pivot , said, “Guys, this is not a science project.” Everyone in the meeting who actually works at the company said, “Yes, it is.” Because a startup is a science project.
UPDATE: Marissa Mayer was named chief executive officer of Yahoo Inc. July 16, 2012. Many entrepreneurs don't even think twice when it comes to working around the clock. Marissa Mayer, Google's 20th employee and current vice president of location and local services, is no exception. When Google was a young company, she worked 130 hours per week and often slept at her desk. "For my first five years at Google, I pulled an all-nighter every week," Mayer said in a recent talk at New York's 92Y cultural center.
Being a solo founder is no fun. That’s the vibe I got after speaking to three seasoned entrepreneurs in Singapore’s technology scene: Jon Yongfook of Tinytrunk, John Fearon of Dropmyemail, and Douglas Gan of VanityTrove. But doing it alone isn’t just unpleasant, it hampers your chances of succeeding.
I have an MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business . It was some of the best experiences of my life. I met fabulous friends, learned from incredible professors, and developed in many important my ways.
I’m trying to write my wrongs, But it’s funny these same wrongs helped me write this song —Kanye West, Touch the Sky Artist: Kanye West Track: Touch the Sky Album: Late Registration Released: 2006 Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam Shortly after we sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard, I had a conversation with the legendary venture capitalist Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital. He wanted to hear the story of how we went from doomed in the eyes of the world to a $1.6B outcome with no recapitalization. After I took him through the details including several near bankruptcies, a stock price of $0.35/share, unlimited bad press and 3 separate layoffs where we lost a total 400 employees, he was most amazed by the layoffs. He said that during his over 20 years in the venture capital business, he’d never seen a company recover from consecutive layoffs and achieve a billion dollar plus outcome. He said that he’d bet against that every time and wanted to know how I did it.
There is a lot of talk going on about the endurance and struggle that startup founders go through. How long the hours are, we all pull through and how we are constantly out of our comfort zone. We run startups – we are constantly at the border of our comfort zone.