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Reddit Co-founder @ Netsil (acquired by Nutanix) Twitter Co-founder @ Dasient (acquired by Twitter) Google University of California, Berkeley Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay

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Favorite Quotes


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
-Mahatma Gandhi

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win"
-Mahatma Gandhi

"There is no substitute for hard work"
-Thomas A. Edison

"I start where the last man left off"
-Thomas A. Edison

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young"
-Henry Ford

"With self discipline most anything is possible"
-President Theodore Roosevelt

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat"
-President Theodore Roosevelt

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe"
-President Lincoln

"If you can't fly.. run, if you can't run.. walk, if you can't walk.. crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward"
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes"
-Andrew Carnegie

"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus"
-Bruce Lee

"Plans are worthless; but planning is everything"
-President Dwight Eisenhower

"Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity"
-Stephen Covey

"The unexamined life is not worth living"
-Socrates

"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in"
-Bill Bradley

"Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive"
-Andy Grove

"As we throw ourselves into raw action, our senses and instincts will rapidly be honed again"
-Andy Grove, Only The Paranoid Survive

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works"
-Steve Jobs

"You've got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology and not the other way around"
-Steve Jobs

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