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  • Lost Diamonds

    Just as Carlos in Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast had Eric Eisner championing his cause, I was fortunate enough to have a fifth grade teacher who believed in me. She pushed open doors for me even after one was seemingly slammed shut when my parents and I failed to turn in a financial aid form on time.
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  • Should you apply to YC? YES, but here’s one reason why you shouldn’t

    -202 days. That’s what Mark’s Demo Day countdown widget reads. This time last year, Ricky and I had submitted our YCombinator app and were in the middle of finals during our senior year at Stanford when we were invited to interview at YC. A few days after that, I left for a seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise that got back the day before our interview.
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