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#1. Women in my world are respected as much as men. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#2. I'm worried about privacy - the companies out there gathering data on us, the stuff we do on Twitter, the publicly scrapeable stuff on Facebook. It's amazing how much data there is out there on us. I'm worried that it can be abused and will be abused. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#3. Our government is just way too interested in mucking around in Silicon Valley by creating and enforcing rules based on little or no understanding of the consequences. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#4. I want something completely new and different to happen, and lots of it. Stuff that makes us change the way we think about a market or the world. Something that inspires a new generation of crazy startups doing crazy things. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#5. Just pick a political story at random and read the comments. There is no logic or reason on either side - only hypocrisy and hate. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#6. Write good content about stuff that you love. Readers will find you. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#7. Most people have an aversion to risk, my college economics professor told me. Which means they have to be rewarded to take on that risk. The higher the risk, the higher the possible payout has to be for people to jump. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#8. If you really care about Facebook likes, don't just post your stuff to Twitter and then rely on it being republished automatically to Facebook. In my sample size of one, Facebook penalizes you significantly for that and shows that content to far fewer people. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#9. The payouts for starting a business are just terrible when you account for risk. A tiny minority of entrepreneurs ever get rich. And the majority of entrepreneurs would probably make far more money, and have more stable personal relationships, if they just worked for someone else. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#10. If AOL had ever ordered me to remove a piece of content from the site for any reason, I would have immediately written about it and disclosed the situation to our readers. And if I had ever ordered a writer to remove content, I would have expected that writer to have done the same to me. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#11. Everything's mobile these days. Let's go mo-bile! But really, that's just an IQ test. When you see bold new startups with nothing but a desktop strategy, you know they just don't get it, and you move on. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#12. We live in a world where you're not being eaten by a lion when you fail, you just have to get another job. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#13. If we want to get beyond this whole I'm-cool-because-I-care-about-women thing, what we really need to do is we have to start encouraging women to get engineering degrees in college. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#14. For the most part, I've sat on the sidelines over the years during the endless debates about how we need to do more to encourage more women to start companies. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#15. I have Twitter auto-post to my Facebook page, and I occasionally post things directly to Facebook as well. I've always noticed that the direct-to-Facebook approach generates far more likes, but I've never actually gone back and run the averages. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#16. I'm a creature of startups. For example, I don't want government interference in the startup ecosystem. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#17. I am a partner at CrunchFund, a venture capital firm with investments in many startups around the world. I am also a limited partner in many other venture funds which have their own startup investments. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#18. If you want to build a startup that has a good chance of succeeding, don't listen to me. Listen to Paul Graham and others who are applying tons of data to the idea of startup success. That will maximize your chance of being successful. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#19. America is an unsolvable problem: a nation divided and deeply in hate with itself. If it was a startup, we'd understand how unfixable the situation is; most of us would leave for a fresh start, and the company would fall apart. America is MySpace. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#20. Our independence from AOL was so important to me that I negotiated an extremely odd provision in our purchase agreement that allowed me to disclose confidential information about AOL. It was their job never to give me that information. It was not my job to protect it in any way. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#21. Startups Are Hard. So Work More, Cry Less, And Quit All The Whining - Author: Michael Arrington
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#22. If a tech journalist needs financial security before doing what their conscience dictates, I'm not sure they should be calling themselves journalists at all. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#23. I don't claim to be a journalist. I hold myself to higher standards of transparency and disclosure. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#24. Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#25. More than once at TechCrunch, we made AOL extremely uncomfortable with things that we wrote. But they never ordered us to write or not write about something because they understood that not only would we not comply, we'd write a post about the whole thing. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#26. Customer research produces bland products. We're producing a piece of art. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#27. Friendships and marriage are far more potent than financial conflicts. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#28. Everyone wants the rich to pay more in taxes. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#29. I'm nearly certain that Google accessed my Gmail account after I broke a major story about Google. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#30. Talking about Apple v. Microsoft without mentioning the Internet and the browser is like talking about WWII without talking about the nuke. Framing the conversation just in terms of open v. closed operating systems, the quality of the hardware or software or who the CEO was, is silly. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#31. Most of the money I make now comes from investments from CrunchFund. And the vast majority of that is what's called carried interest. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#32. Journalists are supposed to put the people first, even before themselves. Around the world and throughout history, journalists have died to get the truth out. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#33. A business model that hasn't been tried before is always interesting, even if it's likely to fail. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#34. Before the Internet, all most people cared about was Office. And Office was really the only reason anyone wanted Windows machines instead of Macs. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#35. Sometimes I have so many financial conflicts of interest that I can't even keep them straight. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#36. The problem isn't that Silicon Valley is keeping women down or not doing enough to encourage female entrepreneurs. The opposite is true. No, the problem is that not enough women want to become entrepreneurs. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#37. I believe the term "blog" means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#38. I always try to find the truth in a situation. That unvarnished, pure nugget of truth at the core of every issue that I write about. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#39. One thing I know from personal experience, judges hate it when parties talk publicly about their cases. There are a lot of things about our criminal legal system that need to be changed, and this is just one of them. Prosecutors know how to play the press. Most defendants don't. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#40. I love talking about taxes. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#41. There are lots of things that I will probably never experience in this life. Military combat. Being dictator of a small central American country. Dunking a basketball. Being a famous rock star. Or walking on Mars. But one thing I have been, and will always be, is an entrepreneur. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#42. I live a fairly simple life, and that didn't change much after I sold TechCrunch in 2010. I didn't buy a new house or even a new car. The one thing I did splurge on was a boat. Nothing too fancy or large. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#43. The main thing to know about me is that I'm a champion of entrepreneurs and the startups they build. They are my rock stars. If in doubt, I side with them, and that's clear from my writing. - Author: Michael Arrington
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#44. Journalists hold themselves apart, and above, the common person. They have rules designed to ensure their objectivity and impartiality. - Author: Michael Arrington
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