The way things get done in the world is through a combination of focus, personal connection, and self-belief.
There's a quote from Charlie Rose that says "the way things get done in the world is through a combination of focus and personal connection".
In the interview, Sam Altman said he would add the third factor: self-belief. People have to have a deep-seated personal conviction that this thing you're going to do, which a lot of people will say is really stupid, is going to work and going to be important.
It is intriguing that, throughout the whole interview, we can find out Sam Altman really has a strong self-belief. Therefore, it kind of justified that why some of the opinions from him might sound a little bit arbitrary.