Amjad Masad

I landed in the United States 10 years ago with nothing but credit card debt.

After one startup exit, one big tech job, and one unicorn, I genuinely believe that it wouldn't have been possible anywhere else in the world.

Here are 10 things I love about this country:

  1. Work Ethic
  2. Lack of corruption
  3. Win-win mindset
  4. Rewarding talent
  5. Open to weirdos
  6. Forgiveness
  7. Basic infrastructure
  8. Optimism
  9. Freedom
  10. Access to capital


Turning down a $1b acquisition when Replit was 6 people is the toughest decision I ever made.

As a family founding team we were struggling. Mum was dying of cancer, we were broke, and the co had little money, but somehow, we said no!

Delusion & insanity?

It worked out "Man shrugging" -


Building Towards a Holistic Development Service -


There is basically 4 ways people go about life:

- hedonist: maximizes pleasure

- ascetic: maximizes inner peace

- nihilist: maximizes comfort

- creativist: makes things

The last one is the most virtuous way to live and the most fulfilling, but it’s way rarer than it should be!


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