It is not about building a smoother version of what already exists in the...– Continuations: Reminder: Net Native Means Previously Impossible (via nickgrossman)
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.– Hanlon’s Razor via @ryan in response to my negative tweet
If you just spend 9.5 years raising $110 million dollars across five rounds of...– Memo to this year’s YC class: It’s damn hard to build an enterprise company
“I’m the worst kinda celebrity, because all I do is make music. All I do is...– Kanye (via yancey) Ronen found the longer version of the Kanye rant that makes it even more awesome.
When you’re tired, sleep, when you’re hungry, eat, when you’re depressed, work,...– Ronen V
Whatever happens, this place was something special for me, and continues to be...– SoupSoup on Tumblr’s [upcoming] sale
I ain’t humanizing myself. It ain’t about me humanizing myself. At what point...– Kanye (via yancey)
Technology should do the hard work so that people can get on with doing the...– Larry Page
Strong Opinions @marksbirch: What Startups Are... →
marksbirch: Here is a collection of uplifting and heartwarming words of encouragement from the most sage voices in the tech startup world as you begin your own entrepreneurial journey. Throwing yourself off a cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down. - Reif Hoffman Being an entrepreneur is…
Is that really how gigantic I look to my children? I remember adults being huge...– Avi Muchnick: A weekend using Google Glass as my only camera
New design pattern: Livatars
avimuchnick: “Livatars,” a Portmanteau for “live avatars,” is a pretty simple concept: Take a traditional headshot and make it subtly animated so the person in it appears alive. It’s an homage to the living newspapers in Harry Potter and player popup profiles that appear on tv during sportscasts. We tried this on Aviary’s company page and have gotten great feedback on it from people who stumbled...
People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.– Theodore Levitt (via marksweep)
ronenv: Imagine your leg falls asleep, and you never walk again to avoid that one moment of discomfort waking it. That’s most people psychologically.
If I get a cup of tea, it’s a cup of tea — there isn’t a chance that it’s...– YC’s Paul Buchheit explaining why the public doesn’t understand startup economics. (via parislemon) === It can also be a cup of piss
The Naive Optimist: How to use a Reddit-clone to... →
ryanleecarson: Recently we tried something new at Treehouse and it’s working wonderfully well, so I thought I’d share the secret with you. We recently crossed the invisible it’s-impossible-to-communicate-effectively line. The strange place where it feels like you’re small enough as a company not to have ‘communication procedures’ but large enough that somehow everyone is no longer on the same...
The problem is you cannot selectively numb emotion. So when you numb those, we...– Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability | Video on TED.com (via soxiam)
Complaints without solutions are meaningless. Don’t just complain about what...– Barrett Garese (via ronenreblogs)
It doesn’t matter what users think of YOU. What matters is what they think...– Kathy Sierra / Why we love “users” === If you are not familiar with Kathy’s blog, Creating Passionate Users, I recommend you get familiar with the archives. The internet has 2 major flaws IMHO: it’s love for cats and its inability to protect Kathy from the trolls.
One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all have to take off our shoes at the...– John Oliver (via azspot)
… If people can’t find isolation from authority and an unbounded sense of...– Kenyatta / Final Boss Form
winesburg, ohio: Take time off. →
winesburgohio: I quit my job last month. A lot of people were surprised. To be honest, even I was a little surprised. Since then, though, I’ve fielded a lot of emails, phone calls, coffee dates, and dinner conversations about The Big Decision. How does it feel? How did I make it? Was it the right one? (Great…. <3 READ THIS <3
Those of you who have started a company know what I am talking about — the...– Om Malik / Dennis Crowley and the cycle of second-guessing
Boring people are busy, the great ones are just having fun.– HIGHLIGHTED LIFE: Be better than “busy”
Wearing a set of goggles that distorts reality isn’t the first thing to come to...– Josh Stylman / Racing the Sundown: The Glass Collective: See More, and Farther in response to the Glass Collective Announcement particularly this quote: “Glass represents a future of freedom. A future where you spend more time focused on the people you are with and the experiences you are...
I believe that a life in which we habitually abandon the known Good Things in...– Merlin Mann / kung fu grippe: On Chasing the Right “Zero”
Elepath’s Blog: A couple articles we wrote →
elepath: Kyle Bragger just posted an article on Medium about how working insane numbers of hours is not just unhealthy, but unproductive: Nowadays, I’m working 4-day weeks, and doing no more than an hour or two of intense work at a time. I take a lot of walks. I’ve lost weight. I’m happier. My wife is happier. I’m more present. And most importantly: I’m doing the best work of my life....
Unlearning what you used to know is as or more important than learning.– Unlearning - Marc Hedlund’s Blog (via khuyi)
What are the top 10 things that we should be... →
timoni: Justin Freeman’s answer is amazing. You should read it. Excerpt: “Learn to see reality in terms of systems. When you understand the world around you as a massive web of interconnected, largely interdependent systems, things get much less mystifying—and the less we either ascribe to magic or allow to exist behind a fog, the less susceptible we’ll be to all manner of being taken advantage...
Two iOS apps you should be using.
First up is TalkTo: It allows you to ‘text any business’ instead of calling them. They then have an agent call the business on your behalf and respond in the voice of the business. Recently I’ve used the app to call my barbershop to see how long the wait will be supermarkets to find out if they stock raw tuna and how much they charge Cost of such magic = $0 ...
It is the highest-quality news in the world right now.– Path co-founder Dave Morin on Circa. Yup with that I stopped reading the Vanity Fair interview right there. Here is the link http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/my-phone/2013/03/dave-morin-path-facebook-apple (via om) Here’s the deal Om: News is a personal experience and therefore in...
By continuing to insist there is something special about companies that readily...– There’s no such thing as a tech company anymore (via caro)