roelofbotha: every now and again i meet a special entrepreneur. someone who has built a solution to a personal problem. someone who can crisply and articulately describe his or her company’s distinctive value proposition. someone who is driven to make an impact on the world. the exhilaration of such a meeting is intoxicating. i have been fortunate to experience that a few times in my life. ...
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the...– Ernest Hemingway
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parislemon: Steven Levy interviewed Ray Kurzweil about his new role at Google. On the topic of having the courage to follow your convictions: Levy: What’s the biological basis for that kind of courage? If you had an infinite ability to analyze a brain, could you say, “Oh, here’s where the courage is?” Kurzweil: It is the neocortex, and people who fill up too much of their neocortex with...
The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that...– Wes Anderson’s Worlds by Michael Chabon | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books (via mokoyfman)
One more time, we’re gonna celebrate, oh yeah, all right, don’t stop...
Don’t aim at success — the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you...– Viktor Frankl (via explore-blog)
When my husband died, because he was so famous & known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me — it still sometimes happens — & ask me if Carl changed at the end & converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again. Carl faced his death with unflagging courage & never sought refuge in illusions. The tragedy was that...
One day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple but it isn’t easy:...– Russell Brand is talking here about addiction, but he could be talking about writing (via austinkleon)
In reality, companies today don’t really want data. The data is just a...– The Rise of the Narrative Scientist (via davidhoffman)
As you evolve that great idea, it changes and grows, it never comes out like it...– Steve Jobs. The trade-offs bit is especially true.
I asked you a question and I didn’t need you to reply Is it getting...– ‘Waitin’ For A Superman’ - Flaming Lips
One coworker thought he had much in common with Obama in that they both went to...
All my life I’ve been interested in other people’s stories. I’ve wanted to know...– Bill Clinton - ‘My Life’.
I know that I am not as good as my strongest supporters believe or as I hope to...– Bill Clinton in ‘My Life’.