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" 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. "
" Games are the most social of all things on the web. "
" I don't like to talk about myself. I like to talk about stuff that's happening, stuff that's going to happen, and the people who are going to make it happen. "
Make It Happen
" The best talent in the venture industry doesn't work in large companies and won't work in large companies. "
" It's upsetting to me that you have to be a millionaire to invest in your friend's start-up. "
" My venture investing career has three phases, all roughly 6-8 years long. The first, at Euclid, was software to Internet. The second, at Flatiron, was Internet to bubble. And the third, at USV, has been web 2 to mobile. I have always used a new firm to denote a new investment phase for me. Throw away the old. Start with the new. "
" Investing in management means building communication systems, business processes, feedback, and routines that let you scale the business and team as efficiently as possible. "
" 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. "
" I believe the mobile OS market will play out very similarly to Windows and Macintosh, with Android in the role of Windows. And so, if you want to be in front of the largest number of users, you need to be on Android. "
" Being an entrepreneur is hard. Having supportive and caring investors helps. "
" Yahoo is free, it's fast and it's Web-centric. AOL is slow, it costs money and requires proprietary software. "
" Politics and government have been a terrible place to invest; education has been a terrible place to invest, but that is because the entrenched interests make it a terrible place to invest. The way you invest in those sectors is you go against the entrenched interests; you try and disrupt the entrenched interests, not to service them. "
" Twitter wasn't planned. It just happened. "
" Money is information, like bits. "
" 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. "
" Equity capital is expensive. Every time you do a raise, you dilute. "
" 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. "
" Given New York City's cultural diversity, it has always attracted creative people. "
" Marketing is for companies who have sucky products. "
" Profiles aren't journalism. "
" 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. "
" I believe Android will be stronger in the developing world than it is in the developed world. "
" When my dad was in Vietnam, we lost a parent for a year. Thank God we didn't lose a parent for good. "
" I think 'crazy' is a compliment. I think you make money with people who are crazy. "
" Facebook is not an unstoppable juggernaut. There are a lot of other things people can do on the web. "
" 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. "
" Foursquare's adoption of a game dynamic when it launched is a particularly clever implementation of a social hook. "
" Start-ups should be hunch-driven early on and data-driven as they scale. "
" New York's niche is content, and content is becoming more valuable. Just think about what is more valuable: MTV or the cable system that you use to get MTV? Howard Stern or the radio station you use to listen to him? Ultimately, technology becomes a commodity, and content - real, true branded content - becomes more valuable. "
" When people laugh at a company or say, 'This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard,' you are listening. "
" Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr are all 'User First, Brands Second' services. The brands are all over these services now. But for the most part, these services didn't do much to bring them. The engaged users did. "