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Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is co-author of the book Mosaic and co-founder of Netscape. Marc is co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

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Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is co-author of the book Mosaic and co-founder of Netscape. Marc is co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

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CNET 25: When Marc Andreessen ruled Netscape

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CNET host Richard Hart visited Netscape just after the company went public and was taking on Microsoft in the browser wars. Here's our profile of founder Marc Andreessen from 1995.

May 27 2020

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Is it Time to Build?: On Marc Andreessen’s Viral Article

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There’s a reason to expect criticism: Paul and Rich dig into the newest article from VC Marc Andreessen. In it, Andreessen exhorts Americans to innovate and blames our lack of preparation for the pandemic on a lack of desire to do so. We reflect on the current state of America and how apparent the holes in our social governance have become since COVID-19 (especially the education system). Is there a world where VC and startups can help us improve these old systems? Has social policy towards more privatization led us towards the wrong things being optimized? We look to other innovations that have come from crises and ask: How can you install that startup-style motivation outside of commercial profit? (Spoiler: Marc Andreessen doesn’t have the answer!)

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“It’s Time to Build” by Marc Andreessen

Andreesen Horowitz

Marc Andreesen

José Andrés 

José Andrés Wants To Feed The World Through The Pandemic 

May 05 2020

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Discussing Marc Andreessen’s Rallying Cry to “Build”

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In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo is joined by Tal Tsfany, CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute and former tech entrepreneur, and Jason Crawford, writer and co-founder of several tech startups.
Journo, Tsfany and Crawford discuss a recently published essay by Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, called “It’s Time to Build.” Andreessen attempts to explain the widespread failure to prepare for this pandemic and how to move forward.
Topics covered include:
The positive, production-oriented perspective Andreessen brings to the table;What Andreessen is missing in identifying the root cause of why people don’t want to build;What premises and ideas are actually needed to solve the problem.
Mentioned on the podcast are two additional articles of interest: Tsfany’s open letter to Andreessen, "It's Time to Think," and an illuminating essay by former ARI fellow Don Watkins, “We Don’t Deserve Builders.”
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Apr 22 2020

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Yaron Brook Show: With Don Watkins Discussing Marc Andreessen & Its Time to Build

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Here is Andreessen's essay: https://a16z.com/2020/04/18/its-time-to-build/
#MarkAndreessen #TimetoBuild #Progress

Want more? Tune in to the Yaron Brook Show on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/ybrook). Continue the discussions anywhere on-line after show time using #YaronBrookShow. Connect with Yaron via Tweet @YaronBrook or follow him on Facebook @ybrook and YouTube (/YaronBrook).

Want to learn more about Objectivism? Check out ARI at https://ari.aynrand.org

Apr 21 2020

1hr 26mins

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Is America The Greatest Country In The World? - Investor Letter Analysis Including Amazon, Howard Marks, & “It’s Time To Build” From Marc Andreessen.

Reformed Millennials - Growth Investing Canada
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In this week’s edition of Last Week Tonight, we discuss and analyze a number of recent investor letters. Most notably being what Jeff Bezos published on behalf of Amazon, but also the letter from Andressen Horowitz, Howard Marks, and even the March letter from Sequoia.

If you aren’t in the Reformed Millennials Facebook Group join us for daily updates, discussions, and deep dives into what’s going on in the world right now.

Links Mentioned:

R.I.P Good Times Letter - A slide deck from the now-infamous emergency meeting Sequoia held with portfolio founders in October 2008.

The Coronavirus Black Swan of 2020 - Sequoia’s updated and public version from March 5th, 2020.

It’s Time To Build - Marc Andressen’s take on the current state of innovation from April 18th.

The Amazon Letter to Shareholders. Howard Marks's most recent memo to Oaktree Capital clients, Calibrating. Paul Krugman’s book - Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better FutureBrian Grazer’s books - Face to Face & A Curious Mind

Chart of the week:

www.rt.live - The most recent project from Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom. The website tracks the Rt (virality factor) of coronavirus in each specific state.

Prediction*:

1. AMZN is worth $2T before 2021

*informational purposes only, not financial advice - disclaimer at end of the podcast.

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Apr 20 2020

54mins

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Marc Andreessen: “Was Netscape an Overnight Success?”

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Mike Maples, Jr talks to Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape—the startup that launched the Internet era. What it was like when Netscape was about to blow up? What does he wish Netscape had done differently? -- and what lessons from its success are not fully understood?

Dec 16 2019

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Marc Andreessen: “Was Netscape an Overnight Success?”

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Podcast Notes Key Takeaways

  • Marc’s advice to those looking to build something great:
    • “The first piece of advice is don’t do it” – Marc Andreessen 
      • Expanded: “If you can be talked out of it [starting a company], you definitely shouldn’t do it. If you listen to the first piece of advice, you definitely shouldn’t do it. If you ignore the first piece of advice, you might have the personality type needed to be a founder.”
  • “Network effects are the best businesses in the world, but to get a network effect going, to get through the bootstrap phase, you need some hack. You need some strategy to get you through the initial phase to the flywheel catching.”Marc Andreessen 
  • Great entrepreneurs live in two realities:
    • They live in the present reality as well as the future (they have a vision for the way things will be, all the while keeping a foot in the present day)
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Mike Maples, Jr talks to Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape—the startup that launched the Internet era. What it was like when Netscape was about to blow up? What does he wish Netscape had done differently? -- and what lessons from its success are not fully understood?

Dec 16 2019

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#5 Gina Bianchini - Founder & CEO of Might Networks, Co-Founder of Ning which she co-founded with Marc Andreessen

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Assertive and confident are two words that come to mind when I think of my guest today, Her name is Gina Bianchini, and she is the founder & CEO of Mighty Networks, a SaaS platform that serves “creators with a purpose” selling experiences, relationships, and expertise to their members via community, content, online courses, and subscription commerce–all offered in one place under the creator’s brand.   

In our conversation, Gina goes over the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and how she was always lucky that the people around her were so different from her and how that always led to an environment of collaboration. We also dive into the differences between mentorship and sponsorship and why you don't want a mentor.

Nov 07 2019

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Marc Andreessen 3/12/19

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Marc Andreessen, inventor of the web browser, on creativity and innovation.

Mar 12 2019

1hr 13mins

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