This looks amazing. Too bad it’s not out for a couple more weeks.
Silicon Valley’s great entrepreneurs are different. Their greatness comes from the quality of their insights – in other words, their ability to recognize how an inflection point in technology can solve an important problem
A lot of companies have innovation departments, and this is always a sign that something is wrong when you have a VP of innovation or something. You know, put a for-sale sign on the door.
It’s pretty simple: Hard things are valuable; easy things are not so valuable. Reaching the mountaintop is rewarding because it is hard. If it was easy, everybody would do it.
Successful at the beginning blinds us to the opportunity to get really good instead of merely coasting.
The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Once you adopt the policy of honesty, it is hard to go back. The reduction of stress you will experiencing from dropping all pretense and salesmanship will provide an immediate boost in your effectiveness.
An honest company develops a cult following among its customers. They come back far more often, spend more, and spread the word much wider, than they do when they sense they are being duped. These companies tend to last for several generations, remaining highly profitable throughout the years, and close down only when the owners or their descendants decide to retire
after many decades of relentless honesty, the result will be nothing short of a small cult following. You’ll have an army of friends and colleagues who would trust you with their life, or their life savings. You’ll have the respect of your family. Most importantly, you’ll have the respect of yourself, which will be there for you whenever the external world takes one of its inevitable dumps upon your head.
The bizarre thing about honesty, is that it actually makes you much richer than sneakiness, even while making you feel better about your work!
Because while they think they’ve thought of everything by running the numbers, they have actually forgotten to capitalize on the biggest advantage of all.
This advantage is often overlooked, because it is almost impossible to measure, but it’s still there. The name of this incredible long-term strategic tactic? Good Old-Fashioned Honesty.
None of us were born equal. We come from different backgrounds, different cultures, different socioeconomic situations. Suffice it to say, we were not all born on a level playing field. Time is the one exception. The only thing we all have in common is time. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. You can find the time if you want it bad enough.
A masterpiece is a difficult thing to create. We all have at least one—usually more than one—masterpiece in us, waiting to be created, waiting patiently to show its beautiful mane to the world around us. I’m 31 and I’ve created two masterpieces in my life.
When we were told it was impossible, we knew it’s the right way to be done
We’re doing important work. Our funders count on us to be daring and bold and brave, because the work we’re doing is too important to play it safe.
It’s easy to be skeptical, it’s easy to be a doomsayer; it’s hard to dig in.” – @howardlindzon on @TWistartups with @Jason
Yep. Just hope it lives up to its name…and the amount of positively oozing reviews it’s getting.
We justify inaction with our insecurities in not knowing the right way to move forward
Over the course of my career and journey as an entrepreneur, I have learned that success and fulfillment is found when we push ourselves beyond our comfort zone.