useful for entrepreneurs straight talk
STRAIGHT TALK: At Startup Weekend EDU in Seattle, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington had an engaging conversation with Silicon Valley-based investor Vinod Khosla on startup entrepreneurship and VCs. The gist of his insights centered around one word and one number: failure & 25. That's apparently the cut-off age after which the innovative spark in most youngins' fade as they become comfortable with the status quo, more afraid of failure, and start becoming risk-averse. Also some very tried-and-true advice on advice and the value of brutal honesty. A good summary of some of his key points can be found here; someone in the crowd also recorded a few clips here. Some valuable (and funny) stuff here, folks.