Sam Altman Quotes

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1-hardest-parts-about-being-founder-is-that-there-are-100-important-things-competing-for-your-attention-each-day-sam-altman
you-need-to-figure-out-what-2-3-most-important-things-are-then-just-do-those-sam-altman
cofounder-relationships-are-among-most-important-in-entire-company-sam-altman
someday-you-need-to-build-business-thats-difficult-to-replicate-this-is-important-part-good-idea-sam-altman
youll-get-more-support-on-hard-important-project-than-derivative-one-sam-altman
more-important-than-starting-any-startup-is-getting-to-know-lot-potential-cofounders-sam-altman
the-most-important-thing-is-that-there-is-clear-reporting-structure-everyone-knows-what-it-is-sam-altman
developing-personal-connection-with-anyone-youre-trying-to-do-big-deal-with-is-really-important-sam-altman
the-other-piece-besides-focus-for-execution-is-intensity-startups-only-work-at-fairly-intense-level-sam-altman
its-difficult-to-get-large-groups-people-to-extreme-levels-focus-productivity-that-you-need-for-startup-to-be-successful-sam-altman
the-thing-that-kills-startups-at-some-level-is-founders-giving-up-sam-altman
for-most-software-startups-this-translates-to-keep-growing-for-hardware-startups-it-translates-to-dont-let-your-ship-date-slip-sam-altman
i-prefer-to-invest-in-company-thats-going-after-small-but-rapidly-growing-market-than-big-but-slow-growing-one-sam-altman
in-ycs-case-number-one-cause-early-death-for-startups-is-cofounder-blowups-sam-altman
you-can-win-with-best-product-best-price-best-experience-sam-altman
a-winning-team-feels-good-keeps-winning-a-team-that-hasnt-won-in-while-gets-demotivated-keeps-losing-sam-altman
you-have-to-save-vision-speeches-for-when-company-is-winning-when-youre-not-winning-you-just-have-to-get-momentum-back-sam-altman
great-execution-is-at-least-10-times-more-important-100-times-harder-than-good-idea-sam-altman
because-its-one-these-sort-connections-between-nodes-every-pair-people-adds-communication-overhead-sam-altman
in-general-dont-start-startup-youre-not-willing-to-work-on-for-ten-years-sam-altman
what-being-founder-means-is-signing-up-for-this-years-long-grind-on-execution-you-cant-outsource-this-sam-altman
its-really-easy-to-get-pr-with-no-results-it-actually-feels-like-youre-really-actually-cool-but-in-year-youll-still-have-nothing-sam-altman
you-really-want-to-know-your-cofounders-for-while-ideally-years-sam-altman
many-best-yc-companies-have-had-phenomenally-small-number-employees-for-their-first-year-sometimes-none-besides-founders-sam-altman
airbnb-spent-5-months-interviewing-their-first-employee-before-they-hired-someone-in-their-first-year-they-only-hired-2-people-sam-altman
to-get-best-people-they-have-lot-great-options-it-can-easily-take-year-to-recruit-someone-sam-altman
its-become-popular-in-recent-years-to-say-that-idea-doesnt-matter-sam-altman
if-it-works-out-youre-going-to-be-working-on-this-for-10-years-sam-altman
it-takes-years-years-usually-decade-to-create-great-startup-sam-altman
good-startups-usually-take-10-years-sam-altman
you-also-really-want-to-take-time-to-think-about-how-market-is-going-to-evolveyou-need-market-thats-going-to-be-big-in-10-years-sam-altman
why-couldnt-it-have-been-done-2-years-ago-why-will-2-years-in-future-be-too-late-sam-altman
you-should-think-about-for-next-10-years-youre-going-to-be-giving-out-35-company-every-year-sam-altman
you-never-want-to-be-in-place-where-employee-has-vested-3-out-4-years-stock-they-start-thinking-about-leaving-sam-altman
the-natural-state-startup-is-to-die-most-startups-require-multiple-miracles-in-their-early-days-to-escape-this-fate-sam-altman
just-put-little-pin-in-your-mind-when-you-cross-50-employees-there-are-new-set-hr-rules-that-you-have-to-comply-with-sam-altman
startups-are-not-best-choice-for-worklife-balance-thats-sort-just-sad-reality-sam-altman
one-pieces-advice-that-we-give-at-yc-is-try-to-work-together-on-project-rather-than-just-doing-interview-sam-altman
really-dig-into-projects-people-have-worked-on-call-references-that-is-another-thing-that-first-time-founders-like-to-skip-sam-altman
the-tenth-social-network-limited-only-to-college-students-with-no-money-also-terrible-myspace-had-won-sam-altman
share-results-financial-key-metrics-with-company-every-month-sam-altman
move-fast-speed-is-one-your-main-advantages-over-large-companies-sam-altman
every-company-has-rocky-beginning-sam-altman
as-long-as-you-keep-doing-right-thing-have-best-product-you-can-beat-bigger-company-sam-altman
the-way-to-have-company-that-executes-well-is-you-have-to-execute-well-yourself-sam-altman
the-company-just-needs-to-see-you-as-like-this-maniacal-execution-machine-sam-altman
most-good-founders-that-i-know-at-any-given-time-have-set-small-overarching-goals-for-company-that-everybody-in-company-knows-sam-altman
whatever-founder-cares-about-whatever-founders-think-are-key-goals-thats-going-to-be-what-whole-company-focusses-on-sam-altman
dont-let-company-get-distracted-excited-about-other-things-a-common-mistake-is-that-companies-get-excited-by-their-own-pr-sam-altman
you-need-to-have-culture-where-people-have-high-quality-standards-in-everything-company-does-but-still-move-quickly-sam-altman
we-talk-to-team-theyve-gotten-new-things-done-thats-best-predictor-we-have-that-company-will-go-on-to-be-successful-sam-altman
if-youre-not-in-college-you-dont-know-cofounder-next-best-thing-i-think-is-to-go-work-at-interesting-company-sam-altman
for-top-twenty-most-valuable-yc-companies-all-them-have-at-least-two-founders-sam-altman
later-you-should-learn-to-hire-fast-scale-up-company-but-in-early-days-goal-should-be-not-to-hire-not-to-hire-sam-altman
companies-that-ive-been-involved-with-that-have-had-bad-first-hire-in-first-3-employees-never-recover-from-it-sam-altman
if-you-talk-to-say-any-first-40-50-employees-they-all-feel-like-they-were-part-founding-company-sam-altman
if-you-compromise-in-first-five-ten-hires-it-might-kill-company-sam-altman
you-can-think-about-that-for-everyone-you-hire-will-i-bet-future-this-company-on-this-single-hire-and-thats-tough-bar-sam-altman
the-best-source-by-far-for-hiring-is-people-that-you-already-know-people-that-other-employees-in-company-already-know-sam-altman
most-great-companies-in-tech-have-been-built-by-personal-referrals-for-firstat-least-100-employees-often-many-more-sam-altman
i-think-as-rough-estimate-you-should-aim-to-give-about-10-company-to-first-10-employees-sam-altman
firing-people-is-one-worst-parts-running-company-actually-in-my-own-experience-i-think-it-is-worst-sam-altman
fire-fast-when-its-not-working-its-better-for-company-its-also-better-for-employee-sam-altman
people-that-are-really-smart-that-can-learn-new-things-can-almost-always-find-role-in-company-as-time-goes-on-sam-altman
we-pretty-much-wont-fund-company-now-where-founders-dont-have-vested-equity-because-its-just-that-hard-to-do-sam-altman
there-are-exceptions-course-but-most-companies-start-with-great-ideanot-pivot-sam-altman
in-general-though-if-you-look-at-track-record-pivots-they-dont-become-big-companies-sam-altman
another-way-looking-at-this-is-that-best-companies-are-almost-always-mission-oriented-sam-altman
a-third-advantage-mission-oriented-companies-is-that-people-outside-company-are-more-willing-to-help-you-sam-altman
why-now-why-is-this-perfect-time-for-this-particular-idea-to-start-this-particular-company-sam-altman
in-beginning-company-there-is-no-management-this-actually-works-really-well-sam-altman
before-20-25-employees-most-companies-are-structured-with-everyone-reporting-to-founder-its-totally-flat-sam-altman
as-company-grows-about-this-25-employee-size-your-main-job-shifts-from-building-great-product-to-building-great-company-sam-altman
you-want-to-think-about-what-is-path-for-my-first-10-15-employees-going-to-be-as-company-grows-sam-altman
the-single-word-that-matters-most-i-think-to-keep-company-productive-as-it-grows-is-alignment-sam-altman
ma-negotiations-feel-really-fun-this-is-one-biggest-killers-companies-is-they-entertain-acquisition-conversations-sam-altman
founders-need-to-figure-out-what-message-company-is-going-to-be-sam-altman
theres-no-way-i-know-to-get-through-pain-startup-without-belief-that-mission-really-matters-sam-altman
you-should-be-able-to-describe-any-employee-as-animal-at-what-they-do-sam-altman
startups-are-hard-no-matter-what-you-do-you-may-as-well-go-after-big-opportunity-sam-altman
you-want-idea-that-turns-into-monopoly-but-you-cant-get-monopoly-in-big-market-right-away-too-much-competition-for-that-sam-altman
you-want-idea-that-not-many-other-people-are-working-on-its-okay-if-it-doesnt-sound-big-at-first-sam-altman
if-you-dont-need-it-yourself-youre-building-something-that-someone-else-needs-realize-youre-at-big-disadvantage-sam-altman
if-you-can-just-learn-to-think-about-market-first-you-will-have-big-leg-up-on-most-people-starting-startups-sam-altman
you-want-to-continue-to-be-run-by-great-products-not-process-for-its-own-sake-sam-altman
stay-focused-dont-try-to-do-too-many-things-at-once-care-about-execution-quality-sam-altman
why-i-said-cofounders-that-arent-friends-really-struggle-is-that-you-cant-be-focused-without-good-communication-sam-altman
you-should-always-know-how-youre-doing-against-your-metrics-you-should-always-have-weekly-review-meeting-every-week-sam-altman
as-you-grow-it-feels-hopelessly-corporate-but-it-really-is-worth-putting-in-place-these-compensation-bands-sam-altman
in-early-days-startup-peoples-compensation-is-whatever-you-negotiate-with-founder-its-all-over-place-sam-altman
you-can-have-startup-one-other-thing-you-can-have-family-but-you-probably-cant-have-many-other-hobbies-sam-altman
theres-at-least-hundred-times-more-people-with-great-ideas-than-people-that-are-willing-to-put-in-effort-to-execute-them-well-sam-altman
youre-saying-no-ninetyseven-times-out-hundred-most-founders-find-they-have-to-make-conscious-effort-to-do-this-sam-altman
as-you-grow-productivity-i-think-goes-down-with-square-number-employees-if-you-dont-make-effort-sam-altman
so-if-you-want-culture-where-people-work-hard-pay-attention-to-detail-focus-on-customer-are-frugal-you-have-to-do-it-yourself-sam-altman
most-startups-are-not-nearly-focussed-enough-they-work-hardmaybe-but-they-dont-work-hard-on-right-things-sam-altman
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