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>>"I also recall somebody (pg?) saying something to the effect of "the most important thing in founding a startup is managing your own emotional state". "

Horowitz in "the hard thing about hard things" has a chapter called "the most difficult CEO skill". Starts with:

"By far the most difficult skill I learned as CEO was the ability to manage my own psychology."


I'm reading that book right now! I like it a lot so far.. Ben definitely has some interesting things to say.

That said, I think the quote I'm thinking of pre-dates his book, but I don't remember the exact source or wording. But the basic idea is the same.

Edit: I think this[1] is what I was thinking of. It is Ben Horowitz, but from a couple of years ago.

[1]: http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/31/what%E2%80%99s-the-most-dif...

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