Wisdom from Penn & Teller’s silent half via explore-blog
The sport of business is the ultimate competition. It’s 7 x 24 x 365 x forever. —
via How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
A company’s DNA is set in the first 90 days. All team members are the smartest or most clever in their domain. “A” level founders attract an “A” level team. — Sequoia Capital: Ideas
Google Just Produced a MAD Visualization
Mapping Arms Data, that is. It visualizes the imports and exports of small arms, light weapons, and ammunition across 250 states and territories between 1992 and 2010. Specifically:
• Military weapons include artillery, mortars, machine guns (sub, light, and heavy), assault rifles, combat shotguns, and machine pistols.
• Civilian arms consist of pistols, revolvers, sporting shotguns, sporting rifles (anything not rated as a military item including fully automatic weaponry).
• Ammunition includes shotgun shells and small caliber ammo (anything below 14.5mm which isn’t fired from a shotgun).
It was produced as part of the Google Ideas INFO (Illicit Networks, Forces in Opposition) Summit. Read more about it here.
Image: Screenshot from the visualization.
The opportunity of a lifetime is to pick yourself. Quit waiting to get picked; quit waiting for someone to give you permission; quit waiting for someone to say you are officially qualified and pick yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to be an entrepreneur or a freelancer, but it does mean you stand up and say, “I have something to say. I know how to do something. I’m doing it. — Seth Godin (via dpstyles)
The most successful founders tend to work on ideas that few beside them realize are good. Which is not that far from a description of insanity, till you reach the point where you see results. — PG (via brycedotvc)
What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best — which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that success found me. — Debbi Fields, Founder of Mrs. Fields Bakeries. (via nasdaq)
One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they’re on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. —
via Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule