Paul Graham Essays
Lots of people are mean, but successful founders often aren't.
- Being mean makes you stupid. Fighting isn't productive.
- Mean founders can't get the best people to work for them.
- Very successful founders are driven by a spirit of benevolence.
For most of history, success meant success at zero-sum games…That is changing…Increasingly you win by fighting to get control of a scarce resource, but by having new ideas and building new things.