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Understanding Mob Psychology: from NYTimes. “A major shift in thinking about crowd behavior occurred in the middle of last century, and it integrated two competing principles. One is that, under specific conditions, peacefully minded protesters may indeed act out — for instance, when a barricade is broken by others, when the police strike down someone nearby. At the same time, as a rule, impulsive violence is less likely to occur in crowds that have some social structure and internal organization.”

Fred Wilson on Mentors: “The thing about mentors is you can’t really ask someone to mentor you. It kind of happens organically. Someone takes you under their wing. They see something in you and want to bring it out, develop it. That’s how the best mentor/mentee relationships happen. And they are so great…So if you are early in your career, look for opportunities to connect with someone a few decades ahead of you to help you figure stuff out.”

Friedrich Hayek: “A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom.”

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Rajesh Jain

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