By editor on February 20, 2018 — 1 min read

It’s hard enough to win. We do ourselves a huge disservice when we cheat. I want to compete really hard, at everything I do. But I also believe that everybody else is going to play fairly by the rules as well, and then we’ll see who wins on the field of battle, and that’s cool. Because then, when you fail, you can actually identify why it didn’t work, get better, and try it again, and the next time you’re that much more likely to [win.] But it all presupposes fairness. And I just have this real fundamental issue with this concept of cheating. It fuckin’ burns me. And that’s not fair because, again, who gets screwed? The employees get screwed. (21:40)

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Editor's Note

These are Chamath Palihapitiya's words. They are probably some of the best thoughts on VC, business, and life, but were scattered around the Internet. They live now in this archive.