Marc Andreessen on change, organizational constraints, and creativity

I recently watched a November 2016 interview which Marc Andreessen took part in at Stanford.

The interview features several insights so I encourage you to watch the full piece 55 minute piece. Here are my most important takeaways:

  1. Entrepreneurs have a bias towards action and frequent decision-making while investors have a bias towards thinking and selective decision-making.
  2. You need to take into account organizational constraints when attempting to apply theoretical strategy in practice.
  3. When trying to solve tough problems, it’s useful to think about how someone working in the problem’s domain for whom you have a lot of respect would approach the problem.

You can watch the full interview below.


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