Marc Andreessen Quotes

Who is Marc Andreessen?

Marc Lowell Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. As co-founder of Netscape he is a Silicon Valley native.

Born July 09, 1971

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“A lot of things you want to do as part of daily life can now be done over the Internet.”

“A very large percentage of economic activity is shifting online and it makes sense that there are more services that are going to charge. It also means there are going to be more people willing to pay.”

“Almost every dot-com idea from 1999 that failed will succeed.”

“An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in.”

“Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle.”

“Big breakthrough ideas often seem nuts the first time you see them.”

“Companies in every industry need to assume that a software revolution is coming.”

“Health care and education, in my view, are next up for fundamental software-based transformation.”

“I don't waste time being depressed.”

“I hope to someday live in a world where there are lots more Silicon Valleys.”

“I've been a customer of the top venture capital firms, so I know exactly what they do and don't do.”

“I’m a firm believer that most people who do great things are doing them for the first time. Returning to my theory of hiring, I’d rather have someone all fired up to do something for the first time than someone who’s done it before and isn’t that excited to do it again. You rarely go wrong giving someone who is high potential the shot.”

“If we're in a bubble, it's the weirdest bubble I've ever seen, where everybody hates everything.”

“If you think you can execute a previously failed idea, you just have to be able to show that now is the time.”

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“If you're the village blacksmith and a model T comes along, you better become a mechanic. People's lives are better when they get news online versus having to wait for the morning paper. It's a lot more efficient, a lot more real time, a lot less waste.”

“If you're unhappy, you should change what you're doing.”

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“Having more control over your time and options is becoming one of the most valuable currencies in the world.”

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“In a startup, absolutely nothing happens unless you make it happen.”

“In the future there will be two types of jobs: people who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.”

“In the startup world, you're either a genius or an idiot. You're never just an ordinary guy trying to get through the day.”

“Innovation accelerates and compounds. Each point in front of you is bigger than anything that ever happened.”

“Innovation doesn't come from the big company. It never has and never will. Innovation is something new that looks crazy at first glance. It comes from the 19-year-olds and the start-ups that no one's heard of.”

“It's really rare for people to have a successful start-up in this industry without a breakthrough product. I'll take it a step further. It has to be a radical product. It has to be something where, when people look at it, at first they say, I don't get it, I don't understand it. I think it's too weird, I think it's too unusual.”

“Learning to code is the single best thing anyone can do to get the most out of the amazing future in front of us.”

“Most of the big breakthrough technologies/companies seem crazy at first: PCs, the internet, Bitcoin, Airbnb, Uber, 140 characters.”

“My goal is not to fail fast. My goal is to succeed over the long run. They are not the same thing.”

“My own theory is that we are in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of the economy.”

“No one should expect building a new high-growth, software-powered company in an established industry to be easy. It's brutally difficult.”

“One of the advantages of moving quickly is if you do something wrong you can change it.”

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“Out of ten swings at the bat, you get maybe seven strikeouts, two base hits, and if you are lucky, one home run. The base hits and the home runs pay for all the strikeouts.”

“Over the next ten years, I expect many more industries to be disrupted by software, with new world-beating Silicon Valley companies doing the disruption in more cases than not.”

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“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.”


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