For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete.
Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as 'suits'.
If you imagine someone with 100 percent determination and 100 percent intelligence, you can discard a lot of intelligence before they stop succeeding. But if you start discarding determination, you very quickly get an ineffectual and perpetual grad student.
One startup I dream of funding is the one that kills the record companies.
A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen.