Imagine messaging in Mission Impossible be a reality for email. "If you choose to accept this mission . . . this message self-destruct in 5 min"
Founders have the abilities to scan a complex and uncertain environment, and gather a team that can set out to reach a destination that may be barely visible in the distance. Founders make hard decisions quickly, even in the absence of data, and have the determination to trade short-term pain for long-term gain.
Excerpt from an interview of Marc Andreessen by Kevin Roose.
One of the themes that I picked up in reading about you is that you don’t have necessarily the warmest bedside manner. I think you said at one point, “I don’t like people.”
I like people in the abstract.
On the individual level?
On the individual level I don’t know. The jury’s out.