[Baypiggies] Chompapps Position - from Issue 31

Jeff Enderwick jeff.enderwick at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 03:22:56 CET 2009

When I was young(er), I was an idiot. Or maybe I was more of an idiot. It
could be that Mr. Zuckerberg is suffering from the same problem right now.

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 9:25 AM, Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.com> wrote:

> Paul McNett <p at ulmcnett.com> wrote:
> > Jeremy Fishman wrote:
> > > Not sure how that might/might not apply to you, but I would be more
> > > careful.  It's also just plain insulting to some.
> >
> > Indeed. I was insulted by the "young" and put off by the
> > "aggressive". What happens when you put several aggressive types in a
> > pit together? Aggression is to be avoided or circumvented at all
> > costs, in my book!
> >
> > Good luck finding young aggressive python coders that are also smart.
> Maybe they're taking success advice from Mark Zuckerberg:
> “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical,” he
> stated. If you want to found a successful company, you should only hire
> young people with technical expertise.
> “Young people are just smarter,” he said with a straight face. “Why are
> most chess masters under 30?” he asked. “I don’t know,” he
> answered. “Young people just have simpler lives. We may not own a
> car. We may not have family.” In the absence of those distractions, he
> says, you can focus on big ideologies. He added, “I only own a
> mattress.” Later: “Simplicity in life allows you to focus on what’s
> important.”
> http://venturebeat.com/2007/03/26/start-up-advice-for-entrepreneurs-from-y-combinator-startup-school/
> Bill
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