When I got out of school, I lived the myth of Horatio Alger, and my company was on the cover of 'Fortune' magazine because it processed over ten percent of NASDAQ's daily trading volume. I had achieved what I thought was the pinnacle of success in this proud, techno-capitalist country.
— Omar Amanat
A rule of thumb is that the best investors focus on losers, and the winners take care of themselves.
Nutrition is just as important as working out.
I stopped asking myself questions like what the value of my stock was and started asking more fundamental questions of life and death.
It basically was the worst thing to be called as a businessman: to be falsely labelled an impostor.
The best businesses are the ones that are the most paranoid.
It doesn't matter whether the market is up or down. All the day traders want is volatility.
I had to train myself to eat less.
There is a big difference between using V.C. money that you blow and spending your own personal money.