Monday, July 28, 2014

Sam Altman on EconTalk

Link to: Sam Altman on Start-ups, Venture Capital, and the Y Combinator
Sam Altman, president of startup accelerating firm Y Combinator, talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Y Combinator's innovative strategy for discovering, funding, and coaching groundbreaking startups, what the company looks for in a potential startup, and Silicon Valley's attitude toward entrenched firms. The two also discuss Altman's thoughts on sectors of the economy that are ripe for innovation and how new firms are revolutionizing operations in these industries. 

Related books (venture capital, start-ups):

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Venture Deals

The Hard Thing About Hard Things