Developer CEO vs Sales Guy CEO
jmlite: I am a sales guy CEO. One quick look at my LinkedIn profile shows direct sales and partner sales and business development and marketing and sales management. The developers I work with tell me I am about as well versed in things technology as a sales guy CEO can hope to be - but I’m still a sales guy CEO. This week I had the pleasure of meeting a developer CEO. He’s overseeing a rapidly...
[W]hen thinking about difficult, exciting, interesting activities, such as...– The neuroscience of the constant tug-of-war between rationality and intuition in a world that sees them as a binary divide. (via bobulate)
My mission in life is to listen to my own voice as much as possible and follow...– Ji Lee in Self Reliance [Domino Project] (via ellesocial)
Empathy is the Most Powerful Leadership Tool
anoemi: “Become the other person and go from there.” It’s the best piece of coaching advice I ever received, coming from Tanouye Roshi, and it applies equally to influence, negotiation, conflict, sales, teaching, and communication of all kinds. To become the other person is to listen so deeply that our own mind chatter stops; to listen with every pore on our body until we can sense how the...
Why I'm helping startup founders
joelgascoigne: Last month I wrote about my discovery that helping others makes me happier than spending the time seeing a movie or doing some other “pleasure activity”. I briefly mentioned that I’ve been regularly helping startup founders, and since then I’ve had a few people get in touch to ask how I do it and, more importantly, why I started helping others in the first place. It’s true that...
What if you dropped out of school and walked across the country? What if you...– Fuck ‘em | Deliberatism (via likesandlaunch)
C.S. Lewis on Writing
What really matters is:– 1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else. 2. Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don’timplement promises, but keep them. 3. Never use abstract nouns when concrete ones will do. If you mean “More people died” don’t say...
The only way to be creative over time—to not be undone by our expertise—is to...– Jonah Lehrer on how creativity really works
If empiricism is barren and incomplete, while impressionistic guesswork leads...– No Science Without Fancy, No Art Without Facts: A Complete Theory of Love and the Emotional Mind
The act of making is not about creativity or innovation, but rather a challenge...– Video / Image Archive for Realizing Empathy:
Changing Existing Situations
52weeksofux: “Everyone designs who devise courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. The intellectual activity that produces material artifacts is no different fundamentally from the one that prescribes remedies for a sick patient or the one that devises a new sales plan for a company or a social welfare policy for a state. Design, so construed, is the core of...
On Improving Human Centered Design
You know how we used to have programmable VCRs? How many people could actually program the damn thing? The blinking 12:00:00 on the face of the VCR became kind of a cultural icon. We’ve essentially replaced that with computers. It’s far worse, because so many more people have to do so many more things with the computer than a VCR. And most of us don’t even have a choice. We have to use the...
Likes & Launch: Personality Test Says... →
steadyconscious: likesandlaunch: Adventurers are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world. How to Get Along with Me * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom. * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter. * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories. * Don’t try… Same for me… 7 points for #7 (Adventurer). 6 for #5...
For decades, futurists have dreamed of the “universal book”: a handheld reading...– Steven Johnson on the rise of the tablet (via cacioppo)
The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.– William Gibson (via ninedaysoff)
Every time you want to make any important decision, there are two possible...– Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the...– Wilfred Peterson (via: workisnotajob)
Gambling, Investing and Startups
marksbirch: “It seemed crazy to me that you have to be an accredited investor to invest in a company,” says Case, “but you can go to Las Vegas and lose $10,000 at the table in an hour but you don’t have to be an accredited gambler to do that.” Interview of Steve Case What seems crazy to me is that an experienced executive and investor would make this statement. Has Steve Case never been...
Who Are the Free Radicals? A Manifesto.We do work that is, first and foremost,...– uncensored rambles: The Free Radicals’ Manifesto (by Scott Belsky)
A speech by Frank Chimero.
This is beautiful. precipice: The Particle This morning I crawled out of bed incredibly early. I guess I’m not used to the sun being this bright or I’m still on New York time. I lurched out of bed at 6:30am and started wandering through a bunch of dirt plots a few blocks from the hotel looking for some coffee. I walked into this tiny coffee shop that served crepes, the sort of place filled...
Why We Don't Yet Have A POTUS From DIY-U
In 1986 when those old enough to make a serious run for president today were in their late teens and early 20’s — the typical “college years” — there was no World Wide Web, no Wikipedia, no Skillshare, no Kindle, no Meetup, Eventbrite, or iPhone. We didn’t know what we were missing with no MIT OpenCourseWare, no free Standford classes online, no Khan Academy...
Thinking About "The State of Venture Capital and...
re: http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2011/10/20/5259/ If I were an investor today (I’m not), I’d invest in internet television & high quality content in general. Entertainment is not going away. Just the opposite: We’re in the early years of a golden age in content creation. But, I would only put 10% of an investment portfolio in backing it (if I had one). With the...
Steve used to say to me — and he used to say this a lot — “Hey...– Jonathan Ive