...important point about productivity and hiring: sometimes one should look beyond the lack of a perfect background... ...I don't know of a place on earth where failure is more tolerated than Silicon Valley... ...business is also deceptive because things are never as good or as bad as they seem.... ...If you change the world, you'll probably make money.... ...If my advice is "too obvious," why are many companies doing so many silly things? As your magazine shows, there's knowing the obvious and doing the obvious. The two are different...You'll be able to read the entire interview in the next issue of the magazine.... coming soon as a free download here, so stay tuned! One more thing, if you're an entrepreneur and need some good, "never-too-obvious" advice, I highly recommend Guy's new book: "Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition"