Sam Altman Quotes

Sam Altman Quotes: We hear again and again from founders, that they wish they had waited to start a startup until they came up with an idea they really loved.
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Sam Altman Quote: People that are really smart and that can learn new things can almost always find a role in the company as time goes on.
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Quotes about Sam Altman: Ideas by themselves are not worth anything, only executing well is what creates value.
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Quote about Sam Altman: Long term thinking is so rare anywhere, but especially in startups. This is a huge advantage if you do it.
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Sam Altman Sayings: Here's a good rule of thumb: don't worry about a competitor at all, until they're actually beating you with a real shipped product.
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Sam Altman Saying: If you don't love and believe in what you're building, you're likely to give up at some point along the way.
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Sayings about Sam Altman: Employees will only add more value over time.
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Saying about Sam Altman: The way you get deals done and the way you get good terms, is to have a competitive situation.
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Sam Altman Quotes: Two other things that we hear again and again from our founders, they wish they had done earlier, and that is... simply writing down how you do things and why you do things.
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Sam Altman Quote: I think as a rough estimate, you should aim to give about 10% of the company to the first 10 employees.
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Quotes about Sam Altman: If someone is difficult to talk to, if someone cannot communicate clearly, it's a real problem in terms of their likelihood to work out.
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Quote about Sam Altman: Experience matters for some roles and not others.
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Sam Altman Sayings: You should think about for the next 10 years, you're going to be giving out 3-5% of the company every year.
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Sam Altman Saying: You should be giving out a lot of equity to your employees.
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Sayings about Sam Altman: We've seen a lot of data at YC now, and the most successful companies and the ones where the investors do the best... end up giving a lot of stock out to employees- year after year after year.
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Saying about Sam Altman: So it's worth some real up front time to think through the long term value and the defensibility of the business.
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Sam Altman Quotes: One of the pieces of advice that we give at YC is: try to work together on a project rather than just doing an interview.
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Sam Altman Quote: Share results (financial and key metrics) with the company every month.
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