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Paul Graham

Disrupt interview

22 Jun, 2011

Graham sits down backstage at the TechCrunch event to talk about what makes a successful founder. Determination is key:

People’s determination does change. Some people discover some kind of inner Bill Gates, other people are the sort of people who’ve always had things easy…people think they’re determined and then they see other founders who are even more determined.

On whether flexibility is an advantage or disadvantage:

The right kind of flexibility is to have high variation in flexibility, when you’re sure of something, genuinely sure…then you should stick to that. And with other things, you should be willing to change.

Disrupt Backstage: Paul Graham