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“You cannot be transformed, made new or contribute any significance if you will not face the death of everything you are certain of. Whether you know or don’t know the truth does not matter. But what does is knowing that Truth changes with you, becomes what you need for the next moment, and that Love follows you through the portal of every single death you face, even to the very last one.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com

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Originally posted on AmyJalapeño!:

July 2014 Update:
I have a Kickstarter project slated for late August of this year that will include the best 200 hot! quotes out of the 556+ I have published here. Also, there will be additional content not originally included with the quotes. Packages include one or more of the following options:

  • eBook pack (pdf, mobi, epub)
  • hot! quote book marks (available in individual 2 & 5 packs, but included with soft & hard cover packages)
  • soft cover
  • hard cover (matte finish with dust-jacket)
  • stretch goals will include custom packages of the options just mentioned plus a Skype call with me where we can talk about anything and everything. I would love to meet you!
  • honorable mention in all printed versions
  • all printed versions signed by author

Updates to come. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for tuning in!

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz just announced that it has closed its Fund IV. And it’s a massive $1.5 billion fund for all sorts of investments from seed rounds to late-stage rounds.

Previously, Andreessen Horowitz had raised $300 million in 2009 (Fund I), $650 million in 2010 (Fund II), $200 million in 2011 (Growth fund) and $1.5 billion in 2012 (Fund III).

“We’re going to keep doing the things that we’ve been doing,” partner and COO Scott Kupor told me in a phone interview. “We want to look at everything and be able to invest.”

Among the reasons cited as to why venture capital is an exciting space right now, mobile comes first. Kupor writes that billions of new people will get a smartphone in the coming years, which will greatly increase the Internet population.

At the same time, technology costs have gone down dramatically. For example, Andreessen Horowitz recently…

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