For me, while writing I am an engineer, so if I decide to change the format, I want to add a section, to move a section, reorganize the section, anything I want to do, I just boot words, and I do what I want to do. So, I feel completely empowered when I'm a writer.
Eat like a bird, poop like an elephant
The more popular a person thinks he is in the blogosphere, the thinner his skin and the thicker his hypocrisy. This should be exactly the opposite: the higher you go the thicker the skin and thinner the hypocrisy.
Leverage your brand. You shouldn't let two guys in a garage eat your shorts. Guy Kawasak
Forget about layers, content on demand, and movies, ... Right now, people cannot understand [why they cannot get service]. If you fix this problem, you're 90 percent of the way there.
Writing a book is as different from digital curation as night and day. Digital curation is a series of split-second decisions: good/no good. It can even be done algorithmically. Writing is process-intensive activity.
Happiness is temporary and fleeting. ... Joy is the right goal.
Great leaders are paradoxical. They catalyze, rather control, the work of their teams. They have an overarching vision for the team but are not autocratic in the realization of this vision. Their eyes are open to whatever results occur-not just planned goals, because serendipity is a great innovator
Yes, but he's back again, ... As a company grows larger and larger it will have to bring in different types of managers.
Our mission is to democratize venture capital. We've made great progress in the U.S. market in 1999. Now we are expanding globally so that talented entrepreneurs in the European high tech centers can get access to the world's best venture investors,
The first 90 percent of a revolution is creating the product or service; the second 90 percent is evangelizing it. At the beginning of a revolution, you need evangelists, not sales, because leverage spreads news.
Everything you want is cheap or free. If you went to a venture capitalist and said: "I need money to buy tools." You flunked the IQ test, I mean every tool that you need is free!
You have to sit by the side of a river a very long time before a roast duck will fly into your mouth.
Look back to the old days: people bought an MS DOS machine and struggled with it for weeks to bring it up to speed. Then Apple created Macintosh, struggled a bit with it, but eventually succeeded. Then it went into other businesses. If your company truly wants to change the world, it would make thes
I think the crisis part is over. Certainly, we still have a lot of hard work to do.
It doesn't matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you're an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company.
The essence of evangelism is to passionately show people how you can make history together.
Want to change the world? Upset the status quo? This takes more than run-of-the-mill relationships. You need to make people dream the same dream that you do.
The root of great companies is make meaning vs. make money.
The desire to change the world is a tremendous advantage as you travel down the difficult path ahead because focusing on a lofty goal is more energizing and attracts more talent than simply making a buck.
Looking back on my own career, I've come to the conclusion that too much money is worse than too little.
You know in a startup, you only need three people. You need someone who can make something. You need someone who can sell it. And you need someone to collect the money. That's the only three roles in a startup. So which one are you?
Sales fixes everything.
Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across.
Just be nice, take genuine interest in the people you meet, and keep in touch with people you like. This will create a group of people who are invested in helping you because they know you and appreciate you.
The companies that are successful, they start out to make meaning, not to make money.
People who earn the label "creative" are really just people whocome up with more combinations of ideas, find interesting ones faster,and are willing to try them out. The problem is that most schoolsand organizations train us out of those habits.
Jolt is for Windows programmers. It's typical IBM PC: it goes in brown and comes out yellow. Mountain Dew is for Macintosh programmers: it goes in yellow and comes out yellow. It's WYSIWYP.
Do not write to impress others. Authors who write to impress people have difficulty remaining true to themselves. A better path is to write what pleases you and pray that there are others like you. Your first and most important reader is you. If you write a book that pleases you, at least you know o
The hardest thing about getting started, is getting started.