Published on 20 Oct 2014
Reblogged from bindavis

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Published on 20 Oct 2014

Here’s a tangible consquence of viewing product design as a sport with a scoreboard. By far the most common question I am asked of first-time entrepreneurs is “When did you know that you had hit it out of the park with Twitter?” When did you know it had worked.

There’s a lot underlying this question but one part is that working at a startup is to be constantly adrift in uncertainty. There are times when the way forward is very clear. But those times are fleeting.

So first time entrepreneurs are asking this question because they want to know that there’s a way out. “Hey you’ve obviously made it through this mess, just tell me that it clears up at some point.”

The bad news is that isn’t really how it works. It always feels that you’re one move away from really cracking it open and this is understandably anxiety-inducing. But if you view the process of building a company and a product as a sport you’re making it much harder on yourself. Your defining metaphor leads you to believe at some point you will win or lose.

— ~goldman

(Source: tilde.club)

Published on 20 Oct 2014

But—

—who am I kidding,—

—doing things that help people talk to each other is
the sweetest labor.
I am swimming
in sugar.

— Paul Ford

(Source: tilde.club)

Published on 8 Oct 2014

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Published on 1 Oct 2014

People have a desire to make little pocket worlds.

— http://tilde.club/~ford/

Published on 1 Oct 2014

I went through YC the same class as Reddit, and so I was one of the first dozen or so users. My thought at the time was these community sites should own themselves. For years I couldn’t think of a great way to do that. … The block chain came along and I thought, huh, this might the biggest evolution of corporate structure since the limited-liability corporation. So we don’t know exactly how it will work yet, but all the investors are committed to allocating these shares to the community if we can find a way to make it work.

— Sam Altman

(Source: theverge.com)

Published on 30 Sep 2014

(Source: cactuslands, via sacredratio)

Published on 30 Sep 2014
Reblogged from cactuslands

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Published on 30 Sep 2014

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Published on 29 Sep 2014