E904: Legendary investor & operator Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures, PayPal, Opendoor) shares advice for entrepreneurs in the current anti-VC/anti-hustle climate, insights on Thiel, Trump, Margaret Thatcher & Masayoshi Son, & lessons from his lifelong quest to monopolize talent & fund startups that will change the world – PART 1

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Breaking news 2/20/19: Keith is leaving Khosla Ventures for Founders Fund

Legendary investor & operator Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures, PayPal, Opendoor) shares advice for entrepreneurs in the current anti-VC/anti-hustle climate, insights on Thiel, Trump, Margaret Thatcher & Masayoshi Son, & lessons from his lifelong quest to monopolize talent & fund startups that will change the world – PART 1

Show notes:

 

0:52 – Jason introduces Keith Rabois from Khosla Ventures. The two talk about reading ‘Who is Michael Ovitz?’ and share their thoughts on the book.

 

6:32 – Learning from the film and sports industry in order to monopolize talent in the startup industry.

 

14:38 – Jason thanks sponsor Mixmax. Go to get.mixmax.com/twist to receive $100 in credits.

 

16:36 – Keith talks about scaling Opendoor, and what he learned about buying and selling homes through this process.

 

21:27 – Can “anti-hustle” culture lead to success, why are people not believing in the American dream, and is Silicon Valley a meritocracy?

 

30:36 – Jason thanks sponsor DigitalOcean. Sign up at do.co/twist to receive a free $100 credit.

 

32:21 – Increase in funding for women founders and other underrepresented groups, and the process of filtering founders before meeting them.

 

40:33 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Redeem your first free $100 ad credit by visiting linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups.

42:45 – Drawing inspiration from Margaret Thatcher, and thoughts on Trump.

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