Life

Life

Is the world flat?

Is Earth really round? Maybe we’re actually living on a pancake-shaped planet? Or perhaps it resembles a triangular prism?These questions form the basis of a debate that has raged on for centuries. Many ancient civilizations subscribed to the belief that Earth is flat. Then science came along and seemingly squashed any notion of this idea — at least, it seemed it did.

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Some things never get easier

Practice makes perfect, right?Most things in life get easier with experience. Take lifting weights or running, for example. With a little dedication and practice, anyone can become better at these activities.But some things in life aren't meant to be easy. You can do them a million times, and they remain just as difficult. Being a founder and CEO has a unique way of showing you more of these situations than you ever imagined before.

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Criticism is the easy part

Last weekend, I tweeted something that struck a nerve. It took me a total of 10 seconds to draft that tweet. But the lessons it left me with were priceless.

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Come with me

Building a company stretches me beyond my imagination. Every day is filled with extreme ambiguity, extreme fear, and extreme joy, somehow all at once. The things I learn and do every day are…

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Why I’m leaving Silicon Valley

This post is a personal one. Rather than sharing insights on Blockchain or Javascript, I’d like to walk through my inner journey the past few years. It’s a journey that’s left me itching for change —…

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Who says engineers can’t become entrepreneurs?

A lot of people warned me not to walk away from my great position at Andreessen Horowitz to pursue software engineering. …And now that I’m leaving my dream job engineering at Coinbase to co-found a…

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