Newton Series Classic episode featuring renowned Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz. Andreessen Horowitz Co-Founder Ben Horowitz gave this Newton Lecture Series talk on campus at Berkeley on November 3rd, 2009, just four months after starting his new venture firm. In this episode, he shares his entrepreneurial journey, along with what his new firm was looking for in terms of entrepreneurs and companies in which to invest.
00:30 - Episode Introduction
01:30 - Ben Horowitz introduction
02:40 - How to play Quarterback in the NFL
04:10 - Controversial Computer Science degree
05:35 - Are you studying the right thing?
06:07 - The hilarious Warren Buffett
07:03 - Words of wisdom from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson
09:05 - What you need to build a new technology company
10:45 - Apple's Steve Jobs
14:17 - Story of Bernard Hopkins
15:10 - The second thing you need to build a new technology company
16:39 - How I became a CEO
20:30 - Story of America Online (AOL) to Loudcloud to Opsware
27:49 - Bill Clinton & Lesson from Colin Powell
29:10 - Is it too late to start a tech company?
33:12 - How can someone from Harvard write something so stupid?
35:12 - Would you like to know why smart people are so stupid?
39:34 - All the value in tech companies & who VCs want to invest in
41:48 - Quality of the team
42:40 - Megalomaniacs
43:59 - Great opportunities
45:31 - The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs
46:43 - Even William from Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook
48:02 - The biggest thing to building a company