Joel Gascoigne
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There is no finish line. So love the journey.
- David Weekly
Catch David Weekly at Echelon 2012 (11 &12 June)!
This Startup Quote is a joint collaboration between Startup Quote & e27.

startupquote:

There is no finish line. So love the journey.

- David Weekly

Catch David Weekly at Echelon 2012 (11 &12 June)!

This Startup Quote is a joint collaboration between Startup Quote & e27.

I love verifying my email address.

I love verifying my email address.

Gary Vaynerchuk calls the end of the anonymous Internet

The train was Web 2.0, now known as social media. It rode along the rails of the Web at breathtaking speed, every one of its cars a powerful platform designed with the express purpose of getting people to talk to one another again. The silent, anonymous, private Internet suddenly turned extremely chatty, personal, and revealing.

An excerpt from The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk.

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Lucky people are more relaxed and open
Unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties intent on finding their perfect partner, and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through the newspaper determined to find certain job advertisements and, as a result, miss other types of jobs. Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there, rather than just what they are looking for.

Really liked this quote from an article I just came across titled "What Lucky People Do Different".

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Entrepreneurship and Loved Ones
I’ve learned that the ones closest in my life will doubt my aspirations and dreams. It’s not that they don’t think that I can live out my dreams or accomplish my desires, it’s that they are afraid of me failing and getting hurt.

Just came across this quote in an article by @jprichardson and I’ve experienced the same thing. It’s important to understand this and keep going despite the fact.

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An insight into the quality of founders of YCombinator funded startups
"To be honest, I am amazed by my batch mates. We have a core creator of Django, a maintainer of the python client of a popular oss software, a contributor to the OAuth spec, drummers of a band, a 18 year old that had already sold his first company, someone that leads and sings in a choir, and a pair that owns a chain of Beard Papa’s, amongst others. In the previous batch, if I recall correctly, they had two Rhode scholars. By comparison, I can only cut a deck of cards with one hand."

This is an excerpt from a longer article about someone’s advice in applying to YCombinator after applying 6 times and finally getting onto the programme. Definitely worth a read.

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Why not to raise capital with just an idea
We could have spent 3 months chasing money, or 3 months earning it. We chose the latter and have a much better product because of it. As an added bonus if we ever did take money, we now have powerful leverage.. called profit.

This is so in line with my own thinking that I had to post it here. The full post is fantastic, too.

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Chrome might overtake Firefox sooner than you think

This chart from an article on ConceivablyTech certain indicates it. Firefox have quite a task ahead of them.

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I love verifying my email address” and other “Things Real People Don’t Say

Just came across "Things real people don’t say about your app", and it is hilarious! Also, on a more serious note, I think it is a good reminder to always question our assumptions.

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