Near-death experiences give you balance. You become more worldly. Your ideas become bigger.
The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust... you pay folks to blog about a product and you compromise that. I would almost care about this, but it's so obvious to everyone that this is either a joke or an idiot that there is nothing more to say.
Just start thinking about all the different services in your life. Like getting your dry cleaning picked up and dropped off. Nobody has done the Uber of that yet. But that will be Uberfied. You will arrange your dry cleaning via your phone.
The stuff coming out of Silicon Valley is dorky. Like, it's not very sexy.
Apps, email, and social are the three things Google does not control. Jason Calacani
To get people to switch from Google, you have to offer something twice as better. But the truth is, the world doesn't actually need better-quality search. I think we've got good enough search.
I've become addicted to playing poker because you're constantly faced with confusion, and winning is trying to make sense out of nonsense.
For three or four decades, we've been sitting here in front of this TV consuming a one-way medium that we had no control over.
CNN was crazy to think they could fill 24 hours with news - let alone around the world in 10 to 20 languages. Reuters or AP with a thousand people around the world covering news? Crazy.
Very, very few podcasts have made it to scale, and to me, that says this business will never be big.
Risk-taking is my thing... I think of my company as my chip stack. Jason Calac
Today you can start a blog, build an audience, and give the advertising slots to AdBrite or Google AdSense.
Blogging is great, and I read blogs all day long. However, my goal is really to have a deep, meaningful discussion with people. For some reason, I'm able to accomplish this best via email.
Go work at the post office or Starbucks if you want balance in your life. Jason Calac
I ain't gonna work on YouTube's farm no more. Jason Calac
As a publisher, you have no direct relationship with advertisers. Jason Calacani
Even if you're a relatively small player in search, that can still mean a company that's worth several billion dollars.
I'm not an investor in Meerkat, sadly, or, Periscope - I missed both of those - however, I do have a lot of inside information.
AOL has a great collection of brands, and the question is, 'Can they innovate and scale their business?' And those are very challenging things to do. But I think they are well positioned to grow.
I learned from my past.
Starting is easy. Finishing is hard.
I'm trying to correct what is wrong in journalism today: wasting users' time.
Do I think there's going to be a business in blogging? Yes.
I ain't gonna work on YouTube's farm no more.
Obviously, New York and Boston and Los Angeles have pretty vibrant entrepreneurial scenes.
Perhaps we are looking at this from a wrong perspective; this search for the truth, the meaning of life, the reason of God. We all have this mindset that the answers are so complex and so vast that it is almost impossible to comprehend. I think, on the contrary, that the answers are so simple; so si
I think it hurts blogs when they have to turn off their comments.
Search folks don't understand editorial. I'm not afraid of editorial costs, just like machine-search folks are not afraid of computer servers.
It's very important as a startup to get early press because, although it may not be a large number of people, having a 'Fast Company' story - some of those people that read it are going to be your next employees and hires, your next investors.
If everybody has a voice, then you end up with something average.