Set Higher Standards

Jan 30
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Small things, done consistently, create major impact.
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Today’s high-tech entrepreneurs have at their command more than just the ability to invent new technologies — they have mastered the discipline and the methodology required to harness those technologies in order to serve customers. Such a combination of new technology and new understanding is unlocking new opportunities. In order to maximize such opportunities, this generation of entrepreneurs combines extremely low costs with faster cycle times to produce what I call lean startups.
Jan 28
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Jan 20
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What you do for a living is not be creative. Everyone is creative. What you do for a living is ship. — Seth Godin (skip to 05:30)

Jan 13
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Give users what they actually want, not what they say they want.

Give users what they actually want, not what they say they want.

Jan 11
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Commitment to the ultimate quality of anything gives access to unique creativity and intelligence. From the smallest activity to the loftiest goal, an intentional focus on the maximum fulfillment of its purpose generates information and inspiration unavailable from any other perspective.
— David Allen
Jan 07
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The righteous are comfortable with creative discomfort. They get uncomfortable with the lack of the spark, the juice and the flow, they follow their intuition, learning how to recognize what it is and when it speaks.
Jan 04
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"I don’t know what we’re doing" — Jason Fried

Jan 02
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Commit slowly, complete readily.
Jan 01
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About Consistency, Discipline and Commitment by T Harv Eker

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Tell me how you use your spare time and how you spend your money, and I will tell you where and what will you be ten years from now.
— Napoleon Hill
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Harmonious cooperation is a priceless asset which you can acquire in proportion to your giving.
Dec 31
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Agreements are constraints on uncertainty.
kk
Dec 27
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What to do right now?

1. if there’s an opportunity, take advantage of it

2. otherwise, prepare yourself to be able to take advantage of it when it shows up

Dec 19
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Money is a side effect of specialization.

In a specialized society, most of the things you need, you can’t make for yourself. The solution societies find, as they get more specialized, is to make the trade into a two-step process. Instead of trading violins directly for potatoes, you trade violins for, say, silver, which you can then trade again for anything else you need. The intermediate stuff— the medium of exchange— can be anything that’s rare and portable. Historically metals have been the most common, but recently we’ve been using a medium of exchange, called the dollar, that doesn’t physically exist. It works as a medium of exchange, however, because its rarity is guaranteed by the U.S. Government.

The advantage of a medium of exchange is that it makes trade work. The disadvantage is that it tends to obscure what trade really means. People think that what a business does is make money. But money is just the intermediate stage— just a shorthand— for whatever people want. What most businesses really do is make wealth. They do something people want.