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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Arthur Schopenhauer

— This describes what sets founders apart

Study shows Stanford alumni create nearly $3 trillion in economic impact each year 

"Stanford has been the wellspring of some of the most enduring companies of our time," said Roelof Botha, a partner at Sequoia Capital, which funded the study.

A founder is not a job - it’s a role, an attitude

Jack Dorsey (at TechCrunch Conference)

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25319727 

Roelof Botha on startups: Ditch the polish, it’s about ‘raw authenticity’ 

Memeburn: What do you look for in a startup?

Roelof Botha: I look for the personal passion of the entrepreneur, their ability to describe the problem/need the address articulately, and the clarity with which they can explain why they have a unique and compelling solution to the problem.

MB: What puts you off when looking at a startup for possible investment?

RB: Unnecessary hyperbole and polish — I much prefer raw authenticity

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