I felt an intense loneliness after my sister died. I was seven at the time, she was eight, and I realised after her death that she accepted me for who I was.
Sometimes I wonder if I loved anybody, and yet I think of all the tears I shed and the heartache. It was all such a waste of time.
I come into the game prepared, put the work in, put the time and effort into my game.
Characters can get under your skin when you play them for a long time.
I try to work the hardest I can without burning myself out. It’s not that I think working all the time is the key to success. It’s just the way I was raised.
If I’d stayed at home I’d have married as a virgin. But, in the heady post-war years, I fell in love all the time.
I like the idea that I can make a big difference to a startup in a short period of time.
Usually in the off season, when you’re done, you’re just done. You eat hamburgers and pizza. You’re partying and having a good time.
A lot of tech people are afraid to get on the phone and talk to their customers, or get on Zoom, or whatever. But I think a great place to start is just be calling your customers all the time.
Last time I checked, someone who takes medication for a disorder is not a doper.
If you keep winning all the time, you may not learn a lot, but failure has a lot to teach.
I think people have called Twitch a niche for a long time but it’s not, gaming is bigger than Hollywood.
During the pandemic, obviously gaming has become almost like a primary activity. People are at home all the time, they need to entertain themselves, gaming has seen huge growth in all the gaming companies and so Twitch is no exception.
The unifying factor in my career across investing and entrepreneurship was that the whole time I’ve basically been an involuntary power user of legal services.
If you burn out you aren’t doing your customers or your investors or your employees any favors. You need to create a situation inside your company where you are going to be retained for a long time. I think that’s your obligation if you’re good.
I first started in tech when one of my friends and I decided it was a good opportunity to start a company while we were in school because we had almost no opportunity cost. Our opportunity cost was playing ‘World of Warcraft’ and drinking beer. We thought it was a good time to try something.
As a young founder in high-stress situations, I often used alcohol to escape facing things. I’ve struggled with this for a long time, and while I think I’ve gotten better over time, I believe that this is the last thing preventing me from actualizing my 100 percent conscious self.
If you go to Real Madrid, there’s no time to improve as a manager. You don’t have a chance to be a better manager, you already have to be the best.
If you go to Real Madrid or Barcelona, the fans, the media and the decision-makers don’t give you the time to grow into that.
I never want to change my offensive and attacking football because I love it and I love it when the fans have an emotional time in the stadium. So I will not change this. But if there is a time when I cannot win like this, then I will have to change.
You have to play injury time like the 90 minutes.
It can be very emotional to develop young guys and put them in the right direction. I love it. I love it when they are players for the youth team and then for the first time in their lives they play in a professional game.
I’m finding my self worth. At 21, this is the very beginning, even though I feel so old. This is the time you figure out who you are, and don’t let anyone define you.
The thing I love to do is take a good bath. I know it’s random but I love a good bath, a good face mask and just really take time for yourself to decompress.