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GeekWire: “Advice from startup vet Oren Etzioni: Take intellectual risks”

oren12UW CSE’s Oren Etzioni, GeekWire‘s 2012 GeekWire Awards Geek of the Year, was the speaker at Seattle’s monthly Startup Grind meetup on Wednesday evening. During a fireside chat at Pier 70 — which was actually once home to one of Etzioni’s past startups, Go2Net — Etzioni shared some great advice for anyone in the startup world.

“Life is short,” he said. “Don’t do the same thing everyone else is doing … And don’t do something that’s two percent better than the other person. Do something that changes the world.”

Read the interview here.  Read a previous GeekWire profile of Etzioni here.

August 1, 2013