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" Board meetings should not be for the benefit of the board. They should be for the benefit of the CEO and the senior team. "
" Internet and mobile product development cycles are measured in months, not years. And the capital required to get a product built and into the market is less than $1 million. And the returns, when things work out, can be enormous. "
" I'm really interested in the intersection between reputation, identity, and knowledge. "
" The Internet is a computing platform built on top of core technology. Applied technology is what gets built on top of that: It's Web services. "
" I believe Android will be stronger in the developing world than it is in the developed world. "
" I'm not saying M.B.A.s can't be great entrepreneurs. They can. But you don't need a degree to figure out it's costing you $5,000 per month to run your business, so you need $30,000 to keep it going for six more months. "
" All markets have boom and bust cycles, and I think venture capital market has even more exaggerated boom and bust cycles. "
" It takes great salesmanship to convince a customer to buy something from you that isn't built or isn't finished. "
" The venture business is a bit of an apprenticeship business, so the firm I worked for didn't let me make an investment until I was 30. That was probably a very smart thing. "
" The more entrepreneurs in the world that are getting their ideas financed, the more great companies there are going to be that we can all invest in. "
" Most adults I know start their Internet session at Google, and most kids I know start their Internet session at either Facebook or MySpace. "
" If you have a native monetization system where the atomic unit of content is the ad unit, that scales down all the way to a small screen experience. That's why Twitter is performing so well on mobile. "
" It's not easy for an entrepreneur to find the time to blog. But for those who do it, it is a great tool to communicate with the various stakeholders in their business and build a reputation for thought leadership. "
" I would like to reiterate that I don't want any profiles of me. I am not newsworthy. "
" So many folks in the venture capital business are sheep that just want to follow the herd. They are momentum investors purchasing highly illiquid investments. That is a recipe for disaster. "
" I'm a free speech bigot. I don't like censorship; I just don't think it's a good thing. "
" When my dad was in Vietnam, we lost a parent for a year. Thank God we didn't lose a parent for good. "
" We need new medical approaches to preventing and/or curing disease. We need new scientific approaches to generating, storing, and being more efficient with energy. Maybe we need more space exploration. Maybe we need more undersea exploration. "
" Given New York City's cultural diversity, it has always attracted creative people. "
" When there were not very many Internet companies, the supply of Internet companies to the market was small and the appetite for them was large. Therefore, if you were in the business of creating Internet companies in 1996-98, you had a market that provided massive demand for that. "
" Not only do you have to put yourself in harms way in service of your country, you have to leave your families at home. It is a great sacrifice. "
" There are so many startups out there raising money. I don't think this is a bad thing. It's a good thing. Entrepreneurship is in vogue. Innovators are innovating. Makers are making. "
" The companies that do the best job on managing a user's privacy will be the companies that ultimately are the most successful. "
" I generally blog between 5:30 A.M. and 7 A.M. I will from time to time add something during the day, but for the most part blogging is an early morning activity for me. "
" If you are successful, you will be cloned. That's life. In fact, it's a sign that you've made it when clones of your website, mobile app, and business start cropping up. "
" When people laugh at a company or say, 'This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard,' you are listening. "
" The Web is going to capture an increasing share of people's attention, and billions of dollars are going to flow in. What Web 2.0 is about is harnessing those dollars in highly leverageable ways. "
" Venture capital is about capturing the value between the startup phase and the public company phase. "
" Blog-based businesses have lower cost structures and are more 'authentic,' and as a result are drawing larger shares of ad budgets. "
" One of the great things about young entrepreneurs is that they don't know that something can't be done. So they try something that's so audacious and usually end up pulling it off. "
" Foursquare's adoption of a game dynamic when it launched is a particularly clever implementation of a social hook. "