“I think I’d be drawn to a founder whose story somewhat parallels my own—working on cool stuff from a young age and more motivated by an interest in solving hard problems than the prospect of striking it rich.”—
Journalists like to paint Gen Y as self-obsessed, entitled, and distracted. The common trait of young entrepreneurs working for the greater good — to change the world — is a much more interesting distinction.
“Your answer to ‘what data should the government make public?’ depends not so much on what you think about data, but what you think about the government.”—From Clay Shirky’s excellently reasoned analysis of the Wikileaks conflict. He’s quoting Tom Slee above.