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“There’s No Reason You Can’t Start” — Words of Wisdom From the Instagram Guys (Video)

Odds are very good that you will not sell your start-up to Facebook for $1 billion. You may not even start a start-up. But you can still find lots of inspiration from this hour-long presentation from Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, from way back in May 2011, when they were merely running a hot start-up.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik