Trolley To Memory Lane - For my grandmother’s 80th birthday we chartered a trolley and visited all of the key locations from her life all around St. Louis. It was a wonderful trip down memory lane. http://cameo.tv/c/dLJ3G4O0
"The things that caused problems for me in school are the same things that help me succeed in the world. I always challenge conventional wisdom. Just because someone says it is so doesn’t mean it is so, they have to explain why it is so."
- 8 months ago
"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
- 8 months ago
Almost 2 years ago today, I quit my day job and started building something. After months of customer development, discussions with my wife about my plans, savings and sleepless nights, I finally decided to take the plunge.
I’m glad I did
That day I quit my job marked the beginning of an…
Definitely worth a read. You hear about startup success all the time, but this is an honest look at a failure rather than sweeping it out of sight. This especially hit me:
"When I built this team, I didn’t build it with generalists and with people who could jump into any area of the business and get shit done. Instead, I built it with quality-minded perfectionists who build beautiful things. These people have their place, but not as early founders unless they can hustle."Source: mystartuphas30daystolive
"Human beings have been recording their knowledge in book form for more than 5,000 years. That means that whatever you’re working on right now, whatever problem you’re struggling with, is probably addressed in some book somewhere by someone a lot smarter than you. Save yourself the trouble of learning from trial and error–find that point. Benefit from that perspective."
Pushing back on fear doesn’t make us brave and it doesn’t make us fearless. Acknowledging fear and moving on is a very different approach, one that permits it to exist without strengthening it.
Life without fear doesn’t last very long—you’ll be run over by a bus (or a boss) before you know it. The fearless person, on the other hand, sees the world as it is (fear included) and then makes smart (and brave) decisions."
"Bloggers who measure the return on investment of every word, twitterers who view the platform as a self-promotional tool instead of a help-others tool, and those that won’t contribute to Wikipedia and other projects because there’s no upside… these folks are all missing the point."
Brilliant marketing move.
Part of their deal involved Pele intentionally asking for time before the opening of the final match, so that the cameras would all pan down to him tying his Puma brand sneakers.