What drives you?

Photo credit: Photo by  Kristina Wagner  on  Unsplash

Photo credit: Photo by Kristina Wagner on Unsplash

If you want to build great things, it helps to be driven by a spirit of benevolence. The startup founders who end up richest are not the ones driven by money. The ones driven by money take the big acquisition offer that nearly every successful startup gets en route. The ones who keep going are driven by something else. They may not say so explicitly, but they’re usually trying to improve the world. Which means people with a desire to improve the world have a natural advantage.
— Paul Graham