Courage + Genius + Art + Marketing

A great interview with Marc Andreessen that captures a ton about the  startup and venture capital ecosystem without spewing jargon. Two pieces that I particularly love:

“Now what’s been lost is a lot of the actual art of building a business and, in particular, what’s been lost is the art of sales and marketing….And so now the challenge for a lot of these companies is how to take what are actually fantastic products and fantastic technology and then integrate in top-end business thinking, top-end sales and marketing thinking, and top-end operational thinking.”

“Courage and genius…courage without genius might not get you where you need to go, but genius without courage most definitely won’t….it’s people who simply will not stop.”