Marc Andreessen short quotes

If you're unhappy, you should change what you're doing. ---->>>

Today's leading real-world retailer, Wal-Mart, uses software to power its logistics and distribution capabilities, which it has used to crush its competition. ---->>>

The good news about building a company during times like this is that the companies that do succeed are going to be extremely strong and resilient. ---->>>

A lot of things you want to do as part of daily life can now be done over the Internet. ---->>>

I don't waste time being depressed. ---->>>

I don't like to not call a spade a spade. ---->>>

Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle.

Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle.

Today's stock market actually hates technology, as shown by all-time low price/earnings ratios for major public technology companies.

Today's stock market actually hates technology, as shown by all-time low price/earnings ratios for major public technology companies.

If we're in a bubble, it's the weirdest bubble I've ever seen, where everybody hates everything. ---->>>

You know, magic markets don't appear all the time, so you take advantage of them. ---->>>

In short, software is eating the world.

In short, software is eating the world.

These days, you have the option of staying home, blogging in your underwear, and not having your words mangled. I think I like the direction things are headed. ---->>>

Ten to 20 years out, driving your car will be viewed as equivalently immoral as smoking cigarettes around other people is today. ---->>>

You are cruising along, and then technology changes. You have to adapt. ---->>>

Tech stocks are trading at a 30-year-low when compared to the multiples of industrials (companies). It's the weirdest bubble when everyone hates everything. ---->>>

When I started Netscape I was brand new out of college and all the aspects of building a business, like balance sheets and hiring people, were new to me. ---->>>

There's always more demands than there's time to meet them, so it's constantly a matter of trying to balance them. ---->>>

Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don't have to be that good to be much better.

Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don't have to be that good to be much better.

Adaptability is key. ---->>>

Great CEOs are not just born with shiny hair and a tie. ---->>>

The Internet has always been, and always will be, a magic box. ---->>>

If I want to get work done, that's usually about 3 in the morning. ---->>>

Innovation accelerates and compounds. Each point in front of you is bigger than anything that ever happened. ---->>>

Over two billion people now use the broadband Internet, up from perhaps 50 million a decade ago, when I was at Netscape, the company I co-founded. ---->>>

There is an enormous market demand for information. It just has to be fulfilled in a way that fits with the technology of our times. ---->>>

When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are. ---->>>

More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services - from movies to agriculture to national defense. ---->>>

Companies in every industry need to assume that a software revolution is coming. ---->>>

Health care and education, in my view, are next up for fundamental software-based transformation. ---->>>

I've been a customer of the top venture capital firms, so I know exactly what they do and don't do. ---->>>

It's much harder these days as a start-up to do physical devices. ---->>>

There is a constant need for new systems and new software. ---->>>

There's a new generation of entrepreneurs in the Valley who have arrived since 2000, after the dotcom bust. They're completely fearless. ---->>>

Working for a big company is, I believe, much risker than it looks. ---->>>

People tend to think of the web as a way to get information or perhaps as a place to carry out e-commerce. But really, the web is about accessing applications. ---->>>

An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in. ---->>>

We worked personally with a lot of great VCs. They just work incredibly hard at supporting entrepreneurs and their companies. ---->>>

I know where I'm putting my money. ---->>>

Almost every dot-com idea from 1999 that failed will succeed. ---->>>

I've been an entrepreneur three times. I started three companies. ---->>>

Any successful company in the valley gets acquisition offers and has to decide whether or not to take them. ---->>>

Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you're like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers. ---->>>

I don't think objectively we are in a tech bubble when tech stocks are at a 30 year low. ---->>>

I enjoy not being a public company. ---->>>

I have yet to take capital losses on any company. Then again, it's still early. ---->>>

I need more raw experience. I've read and watched a lot of things, but I haven't done a lot of things. ---->>>

I think 2012 is the year when consumers all around the world start saying no to feature phones and start saying yes to smartphones. ---->>>

I'm really excited about anything that is able to address the really big markets, so anything that's universally appealing. ---->>>

In the startup world, you're either a genius or an idiot. You're never just an ordinary guy trying to get through the day. ---->>>

No one should expect building a new high-growth, software-powered company in an established industry to be easy. It's brutally difficult. ---->>>

PCs don't suck. They're inadequate. ---->>>

So I came from an environment where I was starved for information, starved for connection. ---->>>

The days when a car aficionado could repair his or her own car are long past, due primarily to the high software content. ---->>>

We are single-mindedly focused on partnering with the best innovators pursuing the biggest markets. ---->>>

We have never lived in a time with the opportunity to put a computer in the pocket of 5 billion people. ---->>>

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Biography

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Nationality: American
Born: 04-26, 1971
Birthplace: Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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