Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.
A startup is a temporary business structure that exists only to prove or disprove a hypothesis about a market opportunity with the fewest number of steps (time, money, resources) — How to tell your friend that their startup idea sucks
The ideal founding team is two individuals, with a history of working together, of similar age and financial standing, with mutual respect. One is good at building products and the other is good at selling them.
- Naval Ravikant
Lurve. A “Yeti” Freddie Von Chimpenheimer action figure. @mailchimp, you have my address :)
The secret to success in business and in life is to never, ever, ever tell a lie — The Surprisingly Large Cost of Telling Small Lies - NYTimes.com
Management is not about who is who’s boss. Management is the opportunity to explicitly choose tradeoffs. — Facebook VP of Engineering on Solving Hard Things Early
I always say, ‘marketers ruin everything’ and as a proud marketer that makes me laugh.” What brands are experiencing are diminshing returns. “When everybody is screaming at a loud party, nobody is breaking through. — Gary Vaynerchuk On the Problem With Real-Time Marketing | Ad Age
As designers, it is our job to question why elements should exist. — Why I’m Done with Social Media Buttons - Sam Solomon
I don’t think anyone can put as much pressure on me as I put on myself. — Shaun White via The New York Times
Found an old Soup Kitch’n snowboard clothing company tag. They had some pretty cool designs. Too bad they went under.
Great copy doesn’t remind people what they already know and expect about your product, it tells them why they should care. — Writing tip: say the opposite by Jason Z. of 37signals
"I think that the Americans in particular have not felt the need to go beyond their borders. There was a saying in the past that to an average American, export is the transfer of goods from one state to another."
— Anand Panyarachun, Thai Businessman
Quality is everything which is valued by customers.