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July 2012

Regrets And An Apology

Written by Paul on July 25th, 2012

There are few things in life that you can do to potentially change the world and 500 Startups is one of them. Though, this kind of opportunity comes with it’s own burdens: we’re a relatively small team that bootstrapped it’s way to 350+ investments in nearly 20 countries now. On any given day, we’re collectively fielding hundreds of emails from existing portfolio companies and hopeful entrepreneurs.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you

On Intellectual Curiosity

Written by Paul on July 7th, 2012

I used to carpool to elementary school with a classmate that lived nearby. I remember only one thing from all those years: her dad would tell me anything I wanted to know as long as I asked a question. (Mr. Clayton, where are you these days anyways?)

I went to a small private school and was generally OK with being “the nerd” around my neighborhood. I’m a terribly slow learner when it comes to traditional classroom instruction, but I’m a sponge …

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