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Silicon Valley investor Sam Altman once worked so hard he gave himself scurvy

The summer after he dropped out of Stanford, Sam Altman worked himself so hard he developed an 18th century disease. The head of Y Combinator is the subject of a new profile from The New Yorker. In it, author Tad Friend describes Altman's rise from a Stanford dropout to becoming a powerful force in the Silicon Valley startup world, including the summer he began working on his own startup.
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