Paul Graham

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Paul Graham is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author. Best known for funding Y Combinator.

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1

It would be convenient if you could do great work by working only moderately hard. Maybe there are some people who can. But I can't think of any.

2

The most important factor in doing original work is to do it before the errands, not after.

3

When deciding what to do, the best choice is often one that's simple but hard.

4

People are good at not noticing things they could do, but would be really hard.

5

I have never voluntarily looked at a startup's deck. As soon as a founder starts to open their laptop, I ask them to stop, and just tell me in words what their startup does.

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