Best 72 Quotes & Tweets on Tech industry

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1

Your company may not be in the software business, but eventually, a software company will be in your business.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Blockchains are now sucking in top-tier Silicon Valley tech talent faster than any boom since the Internet.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Somewhere in the world, an unknown young person is probably starting a company now that will eventually be as big as today's tech giants.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

4

People once thought that AOL would beat the open web. Permissionless programmability and uncensorability seemed unimportant. Don’t bet against a distributed army of self-interested programmers.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

It's a bad sign when a startup brags that it's disrupting some industry. The success or failure of startups depends on the effect they have on users, not the effect they have on industries. Disrupting industries is incidental.

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

@paulg

6

If you wanted to boost tech adoption and media consumption, you couldn’t come up with a better scheme than placing everyone under house arrest.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

The lockdowns are intensely pro-tech. They forcibly accelerate tech adoption and cure the industry of its collective addiction to industrial-era offices.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

The future is not hard to see. You've already seen it. You just didn't realize it, because you dismissed it as a toy.

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

@paulg

9

The future of work is not working.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

10

If it’s not going to be completely and utterly decentralized, it doesn’t need a blockchain.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

There's always a technology frontier somewhere, and one of the best reasons to go work there is that it's where the smartest and most interesting people congregate.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

12

Tech companies will eventually displace the majority of the Fortune 500. Competing without software is like competing without electricity.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

The people pushing tech companies to exercise censorship are the same people who will push to have the companies regulated for their power later.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

For all people in the tech industry argue about working hard, we don’t actually work that hard. Compared to people in finance, the culinary industry, and law – it’s not even close.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

15

It's the worst of times and the best of times in tech right now. Big tech and a horde of zombie unicorns, backed by vulture capital, are spoiling our internet, stealing our data, and robbing their workers. But there's finally a seed of hope in the awareness that's growing.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

16

The best consumer product people I know often come from random walks of life. They are not CS grads from top universities. They didn’t start their careers as Google PM’s. They have unique backgrounds (education, career path, hometown) that make them view the world differently.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

17

Tech companies are always either busy disrupting or busy being disrupted. Any rest-stop is a mirage.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

Email signatures were a mistake.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

19

People weren't scared of software until fundraising entrepreneurs rebranded everything as "A.I." Anthropomorphizing automation creates a definitive "it" to resist.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

20

Gift cards are the worst. The. Worst. You exchange money that can be used for anything, anywhere for the same amount of money that can be used in one place within a certain time.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

21

I’ve often thought about starting a biz conference called “Versus” where every session is a disagreement. We need more debate on stage, and less agreement.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

22

Internet connectors of simple user-gen digital content (SoundCloud, Patreon, YouTube, Twitter) are vulnerable to decentralized competition.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

23

Gates said something along the lines of, “That’s a crock of shit. This isn’t a platform. A platform is when the economic value of everybody that uses it, exceeds the value of the company that creates it. Then it’s a platform.” Gates is King.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

24

The crypto startups are showing that the last barrier to distributed startups is the geographic concentration of venture capital.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

25

It’s possible that both censorship-resistant sound money and permissionlessly-programmable computing platforms are going to be huge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

26

There's nothing like that feeling that you're pulling the thread on a big idea. The idea is still fuzzy, but you keep moving the code around, and it slowly becomes clearer, one refactoring at the time. It's in this phase I cannot stand to write tests first.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

27

Tech companies should do a better job engaging their Alumni Network. The level of pride employees might have after departing a company could feel more like graduating college. Few companies engage their alumni. A powerful & underutilized asset for hiring, referrals & goodwill.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

28

We want innovation, but we’re quick to criticize those who try and fail. Most crypto projects built today will go to 0. Most VR apps will be “too soon” for consumers. Most AI use cases will be commoditized over time. Innovation is hard. Don’t be a jerk when good people fail.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

29

I’m pretty sure the tech industry has more worst practices than best practices.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

30

There's never been a better or more prosperous time in tech to allow employees the freedom to follow their conscience. You absolutely do not have to work for the surveillance state, programming censorship apparatus, or writing defensive press releases to find employment.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

31

There’s no such thing as the gig economy, the sharing economy, etc. There’s just The Economy. And in The Economy you have real bills to pay, real costs to cover, obligations, and 24 hours a day (1/3 of which should be spent sleeping) to make it happen.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

32

There’s no such thing as a “start-up”. There are new businesses. Beware terms that obfuscate reality.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

33

Every city has different billboards. 1) San Francisco: Highway 101 promotes tech companies. 2) Los Angeles: Sunset Boulevard promotes movies. 3) New York: The subway promotes direct-to-consumer brands. Billboards reveal a city’s culture.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

34

One year ago, it felt like self-driving cars were the definite future. Instead, skateboards, scooters + bikes are UNBUNDLING the car. Our transportation needs are surprisingly dynamic + diverse. Variables like weather, neighborhood + time of day matter more than we thought.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

35

Blockchains, Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Genomics, Autonomous Vehicles...it's good to see tech business returning to its tech roots.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

36

At some point we are going to realize subreddits were the minimum viable product to many gigantic, previously thought small markets as the Internet grows. The same way we thought “gosh, who would want to watch someone play video games?”

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

37

Coming up: the scarcest resource in the tech industry is going to be cryptographers.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

38

An underappreciated and underpracticed-in-tech part of the hiring loop: candidates should come away from it, regardless of the outcome, willing to talk you up to their friends/coworkers/etc.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

39

Stages of the internet: Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Webinar

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

40

When Silicon Valley say "reduce friction" they just mean "hide growing underclass of gig workers behind an app and cuff 'em with a rating".

DHH

DHH

@dhh

41

Lambda is a very poor substitute for EC2. But it still has a place. Instead of thinking of Lambda as a host for your applications, think of it as an extension for other AWS services.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

42

A thing you’re going to start seeing more frequently: software companies entirely funded by software people, without needing to tap traditional large pools of money (VC funds backed by pensions/universities/family offices) basically ever.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

43

Anything that can be copied will be copied in consumer tech.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

44

When technology is both inspiring & frightening at the same time, it's usually a sign of something important to come.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

45

“Superhuman for X” doesn’t mean you have a great business idea. The best designers can create beautiful products. But the best designers usually cannot create new markets. I love product driven companies, but don’t assume amazing design will create a huge market opportunity.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

46

Today's social media, payment, identity, & application platforms will ultimately be replaced by distributed, uncensorable, open source ones.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

47

The tech industry has an amazing way of humbling you. The minute you think you’ve accomplished something special, you meet someone who has done way more in their career. These moments always seem to arrive at the moment when you’re becoming too confident. Keeps you hungry.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

48

If you work in tech, you are likely underinsured on term life. You should have plural million dollars of coverage, including *outside* coverage offered by your employer. This is so cheap you will barely notice it.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

49

To ensure the stock markets function properly, SF is imposing a minimum price per share for companies operating in the City.

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

@rabois

50

I often think about people working at unjoyful jobs and wonder if there's probably an Internet company that hasn't been built yet that would enable them to flourish. It seems so clear that a new creator middle-class ($60-80K) would spawn around all kinds of weird Internet niches.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail