America was built on the belief that every person is guaranteed the right to life, liberty, and the founding of a startup. Yet somehow conventional wisdom has created a laundry list of requirements to be an entrepreneur: Drop out of Harvard, sit in on a calligraphy class to develop multiple typefaces and proportionally spaced fonts, build a computer in a garage, etc., etc. This kind of thinking is wrong! In fact, we contend that there is only one requirement to being a successful entrepreneur: reading this handbook.
- From The Global Silicon Valley Handbook by Michael Moe and The Global Silicon Valley Team