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#Founders: We're up against #JackMa (& #China) *enforcing* a 72-hour work-week

#996 = 6 days a week, 9am to 9pm

The same exact work ethic that built America!

You can get on your twitter pedestal & attack Ma or you can make a plan to win.
The harsh truth is America is in a war with people who want *it* more than Americans do.

We can choose to become a retirement community like Europe, with negative growth, or we can step up & compete.

What's at stake isn't just money, it's democracy vs. communism.
Not going to tell you how many hours you should work, but I will tell you that you need a plan to fight heads up against Chinese companies -- which will be going head-to-head with every startup every created in the next decade

Ignoring, deriding or dismissing China isn't a plan.
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A Note To Fellow #Software #Founders: Help Is Always Close At Hand
By Christian Owens (Forbes)
☝️There are tried and tested #solutions so reach out:
1.Stop thinking everything in terms of #competition
2.The world of VC is small so it’s easy to find people you need #advice from
3. #networkeffect& #globalisation: global issue for one company is always a local one for another
👉see P.Thiel “Zero to one”
4. Acknowledge that being a founder is a really, really hard thing to do with your life
☝️Avoid the Dunning-Kruger effect (the lower your ability the better you think you are at it)
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1/ There’s someone I know who was starting their business at the same time I was starting mine. Almost a year and a half has passed since that time. That person still hasn’t launched their company. As for @foundergym, you know what’s happened...
2/ When I think about why our outcomes were so different, I realize...

• I’m no smarter than them
• I definitely didn’t do more prep than them before starting
• I certainly don’t have as much time or resources as them
3/ What separates us most, though, is one key 🔑 thing:

I took MASSIVE ACTION.

Whereas they stood still.
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[THREAD] As a systematic public market investor, #VentureCapital was an asset class that felt opaque to me based on only my limited exposure of #AngelInvesting & my friends in the industry. In this article, I set the context for Unpacking Alpha in Venture Capital.
1.) It is a challenging asset class to digest & I am sure a majority of large institutional pools of capital would struggle to list more than a handful of brand name VC firms or investors.
2.) That said, top decile returns in VC are extremely impressive so I decided to take a deeper look with a view to create an ecology map & building an institutional footprint from first principles.
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1/ I recently spoke to @AccelepriseSF’s 9th cohort. Topic turned to how to approach #angelinvestors for #seedrounds. I shared some of these thoughts with @TomTaulli on @Forbes, forbes.com/sites/tomtaull…
but let me expand...
2/ According to @ACAAngelCapital, every year +200k angels invest +25 billion in +71k startup deals! This has changed 3 big things: 1. how formal VC firms operate 2. Silicon Valley’s stranglehold on talent 3. How founders raise funds. Let me explain.
3/ Let’s start with VCs. Initially wary of angels as competitors, they realized that letting angels take the initial bets actually helps reduce risk, letting them focus their own bets. Win.
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0/ Thread. Having spent some time with @Nicolas_Colin on his new book HEDGE about #tech, #entrepreneurship, social #policy and the future of the Safety Net, I'm sharing some things that stuck with me, and why HEDGE is one for the ☀️📚📝 #readinglist amazon.com/Hedge-Greater-…
1/ @Nicolas_Colin is thought-provoking not least because of his vantage point - graduated from the French ENA, worked at the top of the French civil service, set up his own company, and invests in startups all over 🇪🇺 with @_TheFamily
2/ Im not one for party politics, and HEDGE isn't about that. It's a book that speaks to the zeitgeist of the #techlash and ways for #startup #founders and #politicians to think about smart, sensible policies to build an inclusive Safety Net 2.0 📖
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1/ Which is the world's most valuable #unicorn ?

A: Uber
B: Airbnb
C: SpaceX
D: Ummm ... none of the above

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#valuation #privatecompanies #mobilepayments #fintech #ecommerce #strategy #startup #founders #entrepreneur sam33r.com/home/alipay
2/ At $150bn valuation @AntFinancial Services Group, which was spun out from #Alibaba in 2014, and one which owns China’s biggest payments app, #Alipay, is the biggest #unicorn in the world.
3/ Drivers of Ant Financial's $150bn valuation:

1: Size of #mobilepayments market in #China : ($13 trillion - 61.8% transactions globally)
2: Growth
3: 700 MM smartphone users
4: 76% of of those made a mobile PoS purchase in 2017
5: Penetration: street vendors accept m-payments
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