The freedom to run your own company and be able to make ethical decisions and stick to your beliefs and stick to your values is very precious and easily lost.
The best thing you can do is to try to lock in place the resources necessary to sustain you through the startup phase, which is an extraordinarily risky moment.
Innovation is different because it's the only form of value that happens in the future for which we have no real data.
James Watson: Up until now, machines have made our lives a lot better. I don’t thing they’ve depersonalized us so far.
We haven’t fundamentally made work something different than it is, but we’ve really got people to rethink how they’re doing the work itself.
Robert Bruner: This third wave that I am witnessing is stemming out of computing power and digital communication technology combined with globalization, liberalization of trade and big demographic shifts, immigration and the like.
Listening to voices who may be outside the mainstream, actually is a crucial way to succeed in business in the 21st Century.
James Watson: If people had a longer life, human beings would progress more slowly.
James Watson: I think we’re all in favor of being alive when we’re alive. And of course, it's how you define being alive.
Effusive praise said while touching your children - do that once a day, three times week - and you’ll change the fighting that goes on between them.
William Sahlman: Without overconfidence, I’m convinced entrepreneurship wouldn’t take place.
The mantra of the whole investment industry is simply not true.
Dan Savage: Monogamy is ridiculous and people aren’t any good at it.
Punishment - mild, severe, abusive - changes behavior only at the moment it is delivered.
William Sahlman: If you view all problems as opportunities, and then you think about ways to re-engineer a process, then I think you find opportunity is absolutely everywhere.