Sam Altman

Sam Altman quotes on execution

American entrepreneur, investor, programmer, and blogger. Former president of Y Combinator.

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How things get done in the world: Relentless focus Self-confidence Personal connections Effective leadership (communication, management, vision, and evangelism)

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It’s common to have vision; it’s rare to have plans.

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A lot of great ideas look easy and obvious in retrospect, but it's still somehow enormously difficult to figure out the first time someone does it. It's an easy way to trivialize important contributions. If it was so obviously good, why did no one else do it?

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Practice doing what you need to do even when you don't want to. Get it done first so you don't have to keep thinking about it.

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Even fewer people are willing/able to actually execute on plans. People who have a bold vision, specific plans, and execution ability can make magic happen.

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