Ben Horrowitz Curated
Co-founder, Andreessen Horowitz
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How do you compare Jim Clarke to other CEOs?
If you see entrepreneurs like Jim Clarke, do you back them or don’t?
Did you know Steve Jobs well?
What was your thought process like when you decided to jump into Netscape?
What was the motivation behind the title of your book?
What’s the key to building culture in your business?
What’s your advice for students?
What would you advise students- join a startup or go for a big company ?
How is your experience as an investor different from the years as an entrepreneur?
What advice would you give to the next wave of bio technology entrepreneurs?
Tell us about your meeting with Marc when you decided to brand your firm?
What motivated you to get into venture capital investing?
What are the pros and cons of accelerators?
How to select co founders and how to deal with them?
How should a founder think if it is the time for him to step down and take up adifferent role?
What does a meeting with you and Marc look like?
How did you get into hip hop?
What are some underestimated skills in entrepreneurship?
What was your most important learning from Columbia University?
How do you get along with other venture capitalists?
Did you imagine you’d be managing 5 Billion dollars?
What’s your view about following one’s passion?
What kept you going when everyone thought that its not working?
Why do you think leverage is important?
Why do you want to give away half of your money to charity?
How did Berkley influence your entrepreneurial bent?
How did you come up with the book “Hard things about hard things”?
What did you study at Columbia?
What skills students should learn?
Is it as beneficial to work in a big company after graduation today as it was earlier?
How did you come up with the title of your book?
Is there a difference between the skills required to start a business and that to scale it up?
Why did you and Marc start a VC firm in 2009?
What happens when you disagree with your co founder?
Who were your influencers when you were at Silicon Graphics and Netscape?
What advice do you have for entrepreneurs who are deciding to go public?
How did you laid your employees off?
Is there a point where too much honesty is bad for a company?
Will your book have a sequel?
How did you decide to create A16Z?
You talk about “softwares eating the world”. What do you mean?
How do you think a company should be built?
How do you train your employees to get better?
What did you learn from the Loudcloud IPO saga?
How to hire personnel?
What kind of advisors do the new entrepreneurs should have?
How to pick board members?
What should be the role of angel investors?
What are your thoughts on firing and layoffs?
How is fear driving your career and life?
What is peacetime CEOs and wartime CEOs?
What’s your advise to a CEO of a mature company who sees a disruption coming but is’t sure what to do?
How is technology affecting society?
How are entrepreneurs of today who have massive information different from those in earlier times?
What is Andreessen Horowitz doing to improve diversity in the companies they invest in?
What’s been your biggest surprise since you wrote the book “Hard things about the hard things”?
What do you think was the commonality in the lessons that resonated with people after reading your book?
What is he thing that you’d change in your book?