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Your high IQ Will Kill Your Startup

This article was originally published on March 4, 2010 at Max Klein’s blog.

It has since fallen off the Internet and into the great 404 void. I am republishing it here because it is one of the very few blog posts that I’ve read in my lifetime that have stuck with me. If the original comes back online, please kindly comment below and I’ll remove this copy from my blog. In 2004 I was in Brazil, walking down the hill in Lapa to get some lunch. I was with a friend who I had met in the hostel I was staying – his name was Ofer. We were having a discussion about intelligence, and what role it plays in success. Then out of the side of the road…

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Your high IQ will kill your startup

What Google Knows About You

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Let’s run through a little thought experiment. Imagine there’s a list somewhere that contains every single webpage you have visited in the last five years. It also has everything you have ever searched for, every address you looked up on Google Maps, every email you sent, every chat message, every YouTube video you watched. Each entry is time-stamped, so it’s clear exactly, down to the minute, when all of this was done. Now imagine that list is all searchable. And imagine it’s on a clean, easy-to-use website. With all that imagined, can you think of a way a hacker, with access to …

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What Google Knows About You

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