Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Paul Allen’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

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). 
If you are interested in learning more about Paul Allen, check out the video below (thanks to Dan Chen for the suggestion):


  1. Preciso falar com você. tenho alguns projetos que você pode me ajudar a se tornar realidade.
    de interesse global.
    abração. Emílio César-BRASIL