Why it is right to defend the arrogance of Silicon ValleyNewsBy PhocusWire | August 11, 2014Share This article was originally published on STARTUPS: It is easy to mock Silicon Valley for its navel-gazing ways and how often many of the startups which emerge from it seem to operate operate in a vacuum of common sense (i.e. who in Real World would actually use service X). But, take the other view, in that perhaps that is Silicon Valley's greatest weapon - its arrogance and willingness to try almost anything. Read more on Business Week.Sam Altman sits behind his desk with his knees pulled up to his chest, eating dried apricots.His T-shirt reads "make something people want", the slogan of Y Combinator, the accelerator he runs.Asked why people think Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs are such jerks, Altman finishes an apricot, twists some hair between his fingers, and says:"It’s not helped by the large number of arrogant f---s in Silicon Valley."Read more on Business WeekNB:Halo man technology image via Shutterstock.