Ben Horowitz: Silicon Valley's Most Powerful Burn Victim

Quick: take this sorry, confused patient away from the newest cover of Fortune and back to his ward—and warn the rest of the vain techie hot shots that the era of the hilariously ill-advised magazine cover is back.

And maybe also advise him that, contrary to his macho-capitalist nonsense metaphors:

Building a company is a lot like boxing, he says, and not because of any rush that comes from landing a metaphorical punch on your opponent. Building a company is hard and lonely. It demands relentless focus. And no matter how well you do, you must be ready to be pummeled again and again. "In boxing, you get hit, it's painful, then you sit on the stool when the adrenaline is gone and you feel that pain," he says. "And then you fight the next round."

there is nothing remotely impressive about investing money.