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Startups: The Extreme Sport of Business

Dug Song
July 01, 2018

Startups: The Extreme Sport of Business

Venture for America Detroit Training Camp talk, July 2018

Dug Song

July 01, 2018

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  1. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people

    how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them a!er a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. – Steve Jobs
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  3. ethics of responsibility • Do not contribute with your work

    to social harm. • Contribute with your work to the social good. • These obligations stem from your professional role. Philip Rogaway, “The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work”
  4. Lawful Good Neutral Good Chaotic Good? Lawful Neutral True Neutral

    Chaotic Neutral Lawful Evil? Neutral Evil Chaotic Evil
  5. asian (billionaire) dad says Teens: Be A Good Student,

    to Learn 20s: Follow a Good Boss, 
 Not a Company 30s: Work for Yourself,
 Choose Best Field 40s: Be Aware Of and
 Utilize Your Strengths 50s: Young People Lead;
 Invest in Them