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I’ve observed thousands of founders and thought a lot about what it takes to make a huge amount of money or to create something important. Usually, people start off wanting the former and end up wanting the latter.
Here are 13 thoughts about how to achieve such outlier success. Ev...


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the president of Y Combinator and co-chairman of OpenAI. Here is one of the many paragraphs I highlighted in Evernote: “Most highly successful people have been really right about the future at least once at a time when people thought they were wrong. If not, they would have faced...

the president of Y Combinator and co-chairman of OpenAI. Here is one of the many paragraphs I highlighted in Evernote: “Most highly successful people have been really right about the future at least once at a time when people thought they were wrong. If not, they would have faced much more competition.”

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This is a 2019 blog post from Sam Altman that I often re-read. It’s a list of 13 principles for success that’s jam-packed with useful insights and perspectives.
The entire piece is worth reading (and bookmarking).

But most influential: @sama on how to be successful. It directly drove decisions in a key period of my life that I wouldn't have made if not for the essay.