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An anonymous reader writes "The MIT Blackjack Team, made famous by the book “Bringing Down the House” and the movie “21,” learned important lessons about running a business when they were beating casinos in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Key members of the team went on to start influential tech companies like SolidWorks and Stanza and invest in startups. Why did they do that instead of becoming, say, hedge fund managers? MIT entrepreneurship leader Bill Aulet moderated a team reunion panel in Boston, and he writes that the themes that carry over from blackjack to startups include staying disciplined, playing for the long term, and not taking unnecessary risks. And, of course, disrupting the powers that be."
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