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If you're eighteen years old and you want to think about, Well, how am I going to have millions of dollars later on?', the first thing I'll tell you to do is don't spend two hundred thousand dollars on a college degree and waste four years of your life. Maybe that was good for your parents' generation, which means my generation. Maybe that was good ten years ago. It is no longer relevant right now.feedback
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Apr 12 2017
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I miss some things that I used to love, but I also gain things which are more intangible, which is an enormous sense or feeling of freedom for me and creativity.feedback

Increase in IPOs means more stock 'currency' will be used for M&A, driving up the stocks of companies that can be acquisition candidates. More IPO currency will be created this year than the past five years combined. The indices are determined by the biggest companies.feedback

Journalism and news, it's really the first draft of history. It's the rough draft of history, and it's going to change many times over the course of the years.feedback

We still don't really know why [Donald Trump] won. I've seen probably 20 different opinions, on both sides, of why he won. It's a very interesting game to study and analyze, if you're interested in it, but if you're not interested in it, I don't see how it changes your life, specifically. There's not much in the news that's going to change your life.feedback

Right now, 48 percent of jobs held by recent college graduates are jobs where you don't even need a college degree. It's unclear who the college degree is helping. What if you had taken those four years, spent a year traveling around – which is probably less than a year's worth of college – another year taking free or cheap online courses, and then started trying out different jobs based on what your interests were?feedback

Most of the time, what people call failure is just normal life. You can consider life as a series of failures punctuated by some successes. You can always focus on those punctuations and transform what seems like a failure into a normal situation where things get worked out.feedback

I started a hedge fund and it didn't work out. One of my investors was calling me constantly and I never returned the call. Finally he caught me and said, Look I'm pulling my money-- not because you're failing (poor performance) but because you won't return my calls.feedback

Failure really sucks. When you fail it's not like you say, OK, I failed now. I'm here at the bottom.' There's no bottom. It feels infinite. It feels like it's never going to end. It's just going to get worse and worse.feedback

If I sit down to play you in chess, I'm afraid to lose. But if I do lose, I know I'll come back, study the game and try to improve.feedback

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