A selection of great quotes, printed in Wired. Here are some of my favorites: “It’s rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing.” — At age 29, in Playboy, February 1985… Read moreGreat quotes from Steve Jobs
Phillip Greenspun writes an article about his ideas on what makes a good startup. It’s not very long, but I’ll summarize it for you anyways: Knowing how to make a certain set of customers happy is more important and valuable… Read moreTips for Startup Companies
Charlie, an analyst for Union Square Ventures, demonstrates the latest in blog accessories – an animated version of himself. Bizarre, yet also eerie and disturbing 🙂
Jared Diamond wrote a fascinating article in 1999 about how to get rich. The kicker is – he’s talking about societies, not individuals. But the lessons are still there for entrepreneurs. The key point that Dr. Diamond makes is that… Read moreHow to get rich
I’ve noticed that a few shows are starting to get a big following because of Bittorrent. Some have asked if Bittorrent is the “wave of the future” for content. I certainly enjoy Battlestar Galactica, and I did enjoy the new… Read moreBittorrent and Brand names
Seth Godin describes a woman who refuses to experiment with a new foodstuff. He talks about how little cost it would be to her to eat it. I suspect that he simply has different values for the cost of getting… Read moreTerminology, Marketing and Overcoming fear of the unknown
Hugh is going to start producing new Gaping Void shirts on a more regular basis. I was waiting patiently for the existing shirt designs to sell out, because none of them appealed to me. Happy day. Now, I bet he… Read moreYay, new shirts
Bad things usually happen right after you give up trying to prevent them because they haven’t happened yet. People will do just about anything in order to make sure their children are fed.. People will claim that they were ‘trying… Read moreTen things you will only learn from experience
This is a great article on why people won’t start their own businesses. My first observation is that I think you can remove “Young” from the title and it still works. People are afraid to make big risks, regardless of… Read moreTen reasons young people don’t start their own businesses
In an article that should have been titled ‘Don’t quit your day job’, but was instead titled ‘Why Businesses Fail‘, Mark Taw discusses starting a business, expenses, channelgesin the business and a bunch of solid suggestions at the end, not… Read moreDon’t Quit Your Day Job
Looking Busy. Consistent with what I’ve wrriten before – you should only be “really busy” when you are doing something you have a great passion for. Whenever I find myself really busy working on something that I dislike, I ask… Read moreLooking vs. Being Busy
A gentle introduction to RSS. The only comment I would make is to use Bloglines instead of a local client feed reader. That way, you can use it even when you’re away from your favorite computer.
Digg.com – perpetual news story ticker. The front page alone is full of breaking news, and, in general, you can see new stories on Digg before you see them on Del.icio.us or blogs or Google News, etc.
The New York Post’s Page Six gossip column reports that cable network Showtime has picked up 26 episodes of the canceled cult sitcom Arrested Development. The show was axed by Fox after three seasons of Emmy-winning hilarity due to perennially… Read moreShowtime reportedly picks up 26 episodes Arrested Development
Do you know why you’re not supposed to split infinitives in English. (Splitting an infinitive is when you place a word between the word “to” and the verb it modifies (to go, to see, to sleep)). Why? Because in Latin… Read moreIncidentally