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VC Marc Andreessen Just Gave the Most Brutal Advice to Entrepreneurs Ever. Get Ready to Cry.

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The most common advice to entrepreneurs is to follow your passion. Makes sense, right? If you love what you are doing, then you’ll never work a day in your life and so on. On that advice, a well-known venture capitalist is saying that’s all bullsh*t.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, actor Jim Carrey gave a commencement speech at Maharishi University, giving his version of the “follow your passion/ make mistakes” speech. In response, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen went on Twitter to give a different message of what graduates should follow, and it wasn’t exactly the kind of inspiring pep-talk anyone would ever tell recent college graduates.

Marc Andreessen, partner of $4 billion venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and investor in companies such as Airbnb, Facebook, Foursquare, Groupon, Imgur, Bitcoin, and Skype, made the following tweets on Tuesday:


Hey, I wanted/still want to become a Formula 1 driver. I guess I’ll have to realize it will never happen. Do you disagree with Andreessen’s rather bitter advice? Share your thoughts!

H/T: Business Insider

With a bachelor's degree in International Studies: Political Science from University of California, San Diego, Waylae works as a blogger/editor for NextShark. Along with writing, he is an aspiring entrepreneur that enjoys hip-hop, fashion, and learning about new cultures.
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