An Intuitive Leap

“A new startup cannot be invented in the library of our past knowledge and existing systems,” explains Max Skibinsky, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

He’s talking about a new venture, but the same principle applies to any truly original idea, from a better way to prevent cancer to a more effective way to educate students.

Max continues, “It will always require an intuitive leap of faith or passion to cross the chasm of unknown and unprovable… Human intuition, unbound by limitations of pure formality, will always push forward, find new domains… to bring the fruits of new knowledge to the rest of the civilization. Your intuition, just like your powers of formal deduction, is all you need to join in.”

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