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Moore's Law -- which explains much of Silicon Valley's progress -- is finally coming to education, too.
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"Today's meeting is in the Pacific Ocean."

(It's example 5 in this story, and for now, it's my favorite.)
What's it like to run a start-up when Sequoia Capital is a major investor? Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and other executives share some tips.
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Lately I've been  trying to learn as much as possible about Sequoia Capital, which is the venture capital firm that backed Apple in the 1980s; Google in the 1990s, and Dropbox, Airbnb, etc. today.

Sequoia's partners don't usually talk much -- and many of you will know that such projects get me into overdrive in a hurry. Here's the Forbes magazine cover story that resulted. Lots of anecdotes, stats and perspectives that haven't ever appeared in print before.

Speaking of overdrive, the photo shows Sequoia's partners approximating a Formula One style pit stop. Do these guys know how to build billion-dollar companies? You betcha. Can they change your tires in six seconds? Um, probably not. But it was great of them to try.
Sequoia Capital has emerged as Silicon Valley's search engine for disruption--and billionaires -- with its prescient support of companies such as WhatsApp, Dropbox and Airbnb. That's why the firm dominates FORBES' 2014 Midas List.
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For anyone who's ever been frustrated by a slammed door in the midst of a job search -- which is basically all of us -- the story of what Brian Acton did next is just plain wonderful.
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The advantages -- bittersweet as they may be -- of growing up in an unhappy family. Here's an article I just posted on Forbes, sharing one venture capitalist's surprising thoughts on the conditions that nurture entrepreneurs.
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Stuck in a frustrating job at a great company? LinkedIn thinks it has the answer: a new way of finding out what better opportunities may exist at your current employer.
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It's time to test your tech IQ. Take a look at this mysterious start-up from 2005 - and then decide whether you would invest in it.
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It's getting harder to delight Wall Street ... if you're running a social media company. First Twitter's stock stumbled, now LinkedIn's. Facebook keeps rolling forward.
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When the CEO thinks prime numbers are cool . ..  as is the case at Amazon ... the number genie is likely to decide the future cost of your $79 Prime account
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  • Forbes
    Contributing writer, 2012 - present
    Cover stories include pieces on Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos; Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. I've also written more than 100 web pieces for forbes.com, on topics such as social media, online education, careers -- and my adventures during a Chevy Volt test drive.
  • Portfolio/Penguin
    Author, 2009 - present
    Author of the hardcover and paperback book "The Rare Find" (2011) Author of the e-book "Becoming a Rare Find" (2012) I've also written three previous business hardcovers: "Merchants of Debt" (1992); "Health Against Wealth" (1996), and "Perfect Enough" (2003)
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  • Stanford University
    Economics, 1974 - 1978