Yesterday, Paul Allen visited Silicon Valley to talk about what he’s learned from his many endeavors. The breadth of topics which he is interested in very impressive. He offered his thoughts on technology, medicine, music, sports and much more.
At the end, I posed him the question: “For all the young entrepreneurs in the room, what are the most valuable lessons you’ve learned from your endeavors?”
His answer touched on many topics, but here is a summary:
- Find ways to improve the world through technology.
- Don’t look only for what is already out there. Focus on what does not exist yet.
- Getting the right team is key.
- Try by all means to have a balanced life (Paul was diagnosed with cancer in 1982).