Starting from my "prejudice" against Sam Altman

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With the success of OpenAI's ChatGPT, its CEO Sam Altman has suddenly become famous. Haha, I find myself inevitably viewing him in a different light - people naturally tend to judge others with colored glasses, and I am no exception.

I learned in the past that he is the founder of Loopt, which was the first well-known LBS product in the iPhone era. At that time, I was also fascinated by LBS and researched it before Loopt. Therefore, my feeling was that this guy is good at "bluffing" and I didn't understand why so many people were fascinated by him. Later, I saw YC founder Paul Graham praising Sam multiple times, so I started to feel a bit annoyed... Actually, prejudice is formed in this way, maybe due to fatigue, jealousy, boredom, etc. Later, I read an article about how Paul and Sam rallied to stop Trump in Silicon Valley, which made me have some overall aversion towards them... Therefore, I haven't really paid much attention to them in these years.

However, there is no doubt that the success of OpenAI has made everyone take notice. This is human nature: in fact, it took me many years to understand that you don't need to care about how others perceive you, nor do you need to be a people-pleaser in order to make others friendly towards you. In fact, most people's attitudes towards you are solely based on your level of success (including your wealth, reputation, status, and achievements). As an entrepreneur, all you need to do is focus on your own path and not worry about the opinions of unrelated individuals.

Recently, many people have dug up an old article of his titled 'How to be Successful', and after just reading it again, I surprisingly found it to be truly insightful. 😂

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