Ben Horowitz Quotes

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Ben Horowitz Quotes

Some libertarians say, Well, if people work harder, they can make more money. But, you know, my mother is a nurse and I am a venture capitalist. I think no matter how great a nurse she is, she wouldnt earn a one-thousandth of what I can make, if that.
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Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.

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I emphasize to C.E.O.s, you have to have a story in the minds of the employees. It's hard to memorize objectives, but it's easy to remember a story.

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In all the difficult decisions that I made through the course of running Loudcloud and Opsware, I never once felt brave. In fact, I often felt scared to death. I never lost those feelings, but after much practice, I learned to ignore them. That learning process might also be called the courage development process.

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One of the things I say to people is: Imagine if we succeeded.

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In a company, hundreds of decisions get made, but objectives and goals are thin.

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Some libertarians say, 'Well, if people work harder, they can make more money.' But, you know, my mother is a nurse and I am a venture capitalist. I think no matter how great a nurse she is, she wouldn't earn a one-thousandth of what I can make, if that.

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The thing that's confusing for investors is that founders don't know how to be CEO. I didn't know how to do the job when I was a CEO. Founder CEOs don't know how to be CEOs, but it doesn't mean they can't learn. The question is ... can the founder learn that job and can they tolerate all mistakes they will make doing it?

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If I have one skill as a manager, I can make things extremely clear.

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Early in my career as an engineer, I'd learned that all decisions were objective until the first line of code was written. After that, all decisions were emotional.

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The person they're working with, is going to be the person they'll know more. So if that person leaves, they're going to go - well, should have I left too? What did they get and how does that compare to my deal.

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There is no silver bullet. There are always options and the options have consequences.

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What do you get when you cross a herd of sheep with a herd of lemmings? A herd of venture capitalists.

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