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#1. My husband and I own half a dozen iPods, a Mac desktop, and four Mac laptops. We're clearly fans of Mr. Jobs' work. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#2. I am a huge fan of using social media to connect with people because I think there was this 'ivory tower' aspect of journalism where people might read a byline for years but have no idea about the person who was behind it and never get to communicate with them or ask them a question. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#3. Unions inherently create an 'us versus them' dynamic that makes winning against a company's management the top goal, not serving customers, innovating, or in the case of education, teaching kids. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#4. Art is the most important thing to me in the entire world. It is my passion. Nothing else. End of story. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#5. You can keep your privacy in the world by keeping your product, not your personality, the star. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#6. To me, the last mile of the Internet that very few people have successfully really done. And this is like micro local. Things that really impact your life. And noone's leveraging that yet. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#7. Few people would doubt that Mark Zuckerberg would build a great product. But I, at least, would never have expected him to become so great at hiring, motivating, managing, and ultimately getting whatever it is his company needs from people. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#8. For all the billions of dollars created here, Silicon Valley is remarkably stingy when it comes to giving. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#9. Benefitting from a job bubble is not only a first world problem, it's an upper-class-educated-lucky-to-be-in-the-right-industry-at-the-right-time kind of first world problem. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#10. It's almost a cliche that great Silicon Valley entrepreneurs don't go sit on a beach when they make a lot of money; they get back to work building another company or at least investing in other people's companies. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#11. Get a lawyer to look at your contract or beware. Because no company - evil or not - is going to do it for you. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#12. The thought for a long time was that banks needed to be too controlled, too regulated to be turned over to the Wild West of the Net. Then the credit meltdown hit, and we saw just how reckless these so-called safe and regulated institutions were. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#13. One of the nice things about being a private company is operating without the intensity of public glare. It's hard to grow a company under a microscope of constant second guessing. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#14. I think everyone has their own style in journalism. Look, I'm a girl from the South! Sometimes I laugh. Someone can pejoratively call it giggling. But if you look at the body of my work, I ask lots of hard questions and break a lot of hard news. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#15. I've been reading a lot about Silicon Valley history recently and was struck by just how core the lack of unions has been to the American tech industry's evolution. It's enabled the constant creative destruction that keeps Silicon Valley relevant and thriving in a rapidly changing world. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#16. What created Silicon Valley was a culture of openness, and there is no future to Silicon Valley without it. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#17. Like patents - which also seek to protect the little guy - unions were started for all the right reasons. But like patents, they can be twisted into something that hurts innovation, competition, and ultimately consumers and the country as a whole. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#18. People always tell me the next stage of my career means moving to New York, but I never will. I don't care how that affects my career, and I think it's stupid that it would. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#19. Sometimes the hardest thing about committing the perfect crime can be keeping your genius to yourself. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#20. Some people have blithely dismissed growth in markets like China and India, saying Silicon Valley will always be the hub for tech: that everyone will come to us. Wake up: Because the numbers are showing money and talent is increasingly going elsewhere. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#21. I'm not really comfortable unless there's some kind of risk - either physical or mental. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#22. I am honest enough with myself to admit it. I rarely offer strong opinions, I have a backbone like a pair of bifold doors, and I am terrified of not being approved of. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#23. This 'oh let's hug it out' without taking any responsibility is exactly the problem ... We are not silly irrational little girls. We are running a serious business with investments from the biggest VCs in the Valley. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#24. What's awesome about the Internet is how it breaks up monopolistic markets where middlemen unfairly gobble up outsized fees, leaving us little choice but to keep paying them. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#25. I always want to have San Francisco as my home and my base. I'm a business reporter - that's what I do and what I enjoy - and I don't know another place on the planet that would be as fascinating to cover. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#26. A lot of the books that have been written about Silicon Valley are really good. Michael Malone's books are incredible. I think his 'Infinite Loop' is the best book that's been written about Apple. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#27. Being in Silicon Valley is like playing for the Yankees. You get knocked around more than anywhere else, the glare of the media spotlight is more brutal, and the expectations are higher than they'd be in any other city. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#28. If Mark Zuckerberg doesn't understand something, it's not defeat. It's not even something he has to accept. It's merely a challenge he needs to engineer his way out of, and that includes human emotions and relationships. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#29. I don't care if Facebook's valuation goes to one gillion. It can go so high we have to make up numbers. It is still not a bubble because there is still not another Facebook in the pipeline. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#30. I physically need to make art. Art isn't just a hobby for me. It's not something that I like. It's an intense passion, an ecstatic love affair, with as much turmoil, frustration, exasperation and need as a forbidden liaison. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#31. The roots of Silicon Valley are full of stories of immigrants and minority groups who experienced bigotry and made it anyway. Why should women be any different? - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#32. As I've written before, China's ability to be the assembly line to the world wasn't where its role in the global economy ended; it was where it began. An ability to make products cheaper than anywhere else gave way to an ability to make high end products more nimbly than anywhere else. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#33. I am a meat-loving Southern girl. Add in being a writer, and that means I drink more than I should, too. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#34. The biggest barrier to starting a company isn't ideas, funding or experience. It's excuses. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#35. One of the great ironies of the social media era is that some of the least social people in the world created it. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#36. The one thing I didn't do that was kind of controversial was go work for a daily paper, because I didn't like that kind of journalism, and I'm glad I didn't because that's the business model that's going totally extinct. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#37. It may be easier than ever to start a product, but building a company is just as hard as its ever been. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#38. Dying venture firms are like the walking dead. They can have years of staggering around with stakes in still active portfolio companies, hoping they're still holding a lottery ticket that could put them back in the game. If not, they just slowly wind down. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#39. The best entrepreneurs know when to ignore sage advice. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#40. It's happening: Lou Dobbs' dream come true and Silicon Valley's worst nightmare. We're already seeing the reverse brain drain as smart immigrants take their U.S. educations and experience building companies and creating technology back to their home countries. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#41. Lesson to would-be fame seekers: It's not really a new world when it comes to celebrity. There are no shortcuts. It's still talent, perseverance and hard work. Even the speed and reach of the Net can't create lasting value and income overnight. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#42. You know that American dream and American spirit of innovation we always talk about? Turns out, the bulk of it was built by people who came to America from somewhere else, not people born American. We have no birthright or natural lock on these things. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#43. Everything about Mark Zuckerberg is pure hacker. Hackers don't take realities of the world for granted; they seek to break and rebuild what they don't like. They seek to outsmart the world. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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#44. I've got a whole lotta questions, and not so many answers. - Author: Sarah Lacy
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