Sam Altman

Sam Altman quotes on leadership

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

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1

If you notice something at your company below standards and don't fix it or make sure someone else does, you have set a new standard. Complaining about it does not count as fixing it. If someone gets upset/tells you to stay in your lane, they've set an even worse new standard.

2

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

3

You can succeed by being a mediocre manager and a great leader, or a great manager and a mediocre leader. Try to figure out which you are and partner with someone with complimentary strengths. Best startup teams often have one of each.

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