Learning Grace

By editor on January 28, 2018 — 1 min read

There is an amazing executive that I interacted with in the 2000s, and he was like the COO of TIVO. A southern guy. He had the most amazing quote for me.

I was the junior guy, I was there to take notes. He stopped me in the elevator. The big guys walk out. He said, “Listen, you said nothing in the meeting. I’m going to give you a little piece of advice. You saw how I behaved in that meeting. I didn’t have to give you guys anything, but I gave you a lot. Be careful who you fuck on the way up, because they’ll fuck you on the way down.”

That seared in my mind to this day. The graciousness is a thing for us all to learn.

https://www.recode.net/2016/3/21/11587128/silicon-valleys-homogeneous-rich-douchebags-wont-win-forever-says (1:01:33)

Posted in: Leadership

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.