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100 More Great Leadership Ideas by Jonathan Gifford

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The idea

Vinod Khosla helped to found Sun Microsystems soon after he finished studying for his MBA at Stanford University. The company was acquired by Oracle in 2010 for $7.4 billion. Khosla argues that, ‘You have to try to do something extraordinary because unless you try something extraordinary, you won’t ever do anything extraordinary,’ and says that it not ‘reasonable’ in the literal sense for entrepreneurs to hope for the kind of success that some start-ups achieve.

He was struck ...

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