Technology to me doesn’t exist in the form of a female, but I fell in love because it has done for me what I’d expect falling in love with a woman would do. Make me a better human being. That being depicted in a literal sense was something that was wild for me to see - and think about.
Most tech folks will tell themselves anything they need to, to convince themselves in the greater good of what they’re building. And that is good to a certain extent. But, my fear is that by refraining to accept the reality of the situation will result in the ramifications from what we create to be mishandled.
Every object in the physical world that we see and touch is the manifestation of problems, thoughts, and collaboration. You see a door knob and I see adversity, creativity, experimentation, failure, determination, will, hope, desire, care, love, empathy, success.
To build a solid founding team the founder needs to solely recruit individuals that they’re comfortable giving complete control over what they were brought on to do. In order to give someone complete control of something you need to not only know what you are not good at, but be able to identify that talent in others so that their contribution can be optimized.
The beauty of a competitive ecosystem is that power tends to ultimately be somewhat distributed. The option to be selective is a privilege that is earned — and whether you are the entrepreneur or the investor, your ignorance to the fact that you are not yet in a position to be too selective will likely prevent you from ever being in a position to legitimately do so.
There was once a time when our ancestors had to fight for food as a matter of life and death and an ego was a necessity to live. You needed to believe that there was nothing that can stop you and the environment then was conducive to such an attitude and ultimately worked in their favor. It was an environment where an ounce of fear, doubt, vulnerability and empathy could likely literally end your life.