Sam Altman

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

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Treat everyone you work with like a peer, and you’ll usually be surprised on the upside.

2

If someone's assessment of their own ability is wildly higher than their actual ability, aggressively avoid working with them.

3

Choose your colleagues carefully; you will end up caring what they care about.

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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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Startups that can operate will small teams have a huge advantage. Extreme case of this is not needing anyone but the founders.

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