The PayPal crowd had no network and literally no connections in Silicon Valley. And many enemies. But tremendous work ethic.— Keith Rabois (@rabois) June 1, 2017
With Marc Andreesen off of Twitter, Keith Rabois of Kholsa Ventures has taken over the role of Twitter VC Bad Boy. If you have a moment, take a read through his stream (and replies) regarding his thoughts on the connections between work ethic and success.
No doubt one has to work very hard and work very smart and get very lucky to achieve huge success. It's funny how many folks dismiss any and all of those three factors.