Michael Arrington

TechCrunch is required reading in Silicon Valley, but Arrington's posts are relevant to entrepreneurs everywhere. Since starting TechCrunch as a home-based hobby, he has grown it into a 20-person company that has spinoff websites in the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. Like any good blogger, Arrington loves a controversy and is most entertaining when he decides to pick a fight with the outside world.

From "Let's Not Let Silicon Valley Become Just Like Hollywood"

"Those of us in a position to help entrepreneurs need to do more of it...But this is a two way street. Budding entrepreneurs, trying to break down the walls that separate them from your angel funding, need to grow up. Most of the time people don't have the time to help you, and you shouldn't aim hate at them for it. Instead, try a different angle or a different person."