Poker as Microcosm of Startups

By editor on January 28, 2018 — 1 min read

I play poker once a week. I still love it. I get defeat, ego management, learning to deal with failure, managing and taking risk. It’s the lifecycle of a startup in every hand.

And the thing I also get now, is comradery, particularly after Dave died. I just don’t have many friends. It’s harder and harder to make friends. I don’t have people to spend time with that I trust, that I can open up with.

Good business people make great poker players. Dealing with when you don’t win is such great training for work, where you may not win all the time. You deal with it. “I’m gonna take a deep breath, walk around the block.” (1:06:00)

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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.