Sequoia Capital’s Doug Leone on Luck & Taking Risks

What a great talk. Here are some personal takeaways for me:

What makes Sequoia great?

  1. Team oriented spirit to help founders build great companies
  2. Only one investment away from being a second tier firm, hence don’t be complacent. “If you are desperate, it’s a great asset.”
  3. Look out for founders with “crystal clear thinking”.

Doug Leone’s Advice for graduates:

  1. If you’re going to have kids, invest in your kids.
  2. Go for it, have successes, but bring others along with you.
  3. Bring it everyday, fearlessly

tianglim

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