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."
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