— Max Levchin, former CTO of PayPal
its amazing how many world class super smart investors have invested in a “crap” startup like @sourceeasy. I’m grateful for their support.— Pranay Srinivasan (@utekkare) August 22, 2014
The ideal founding team is two individuals, with a history of working together, of similar age and financial standing, with mutual respect. One is good at building products and the other is good at selling them.
- Naval Ravikant
The photo above depicts Picasso’s progressive reduction when drawing a bull, starting from an intricate and muscular animal to a sketch of only seven lines. It’s one of many tools used to teach Apple’s design ethos. As Chen points out, Picasso’s progression is echoed in the evolution of Apple’s mouse, which started as a ten-sided brick with a button, today is a single piece of curved plastic. Apple University is a competitive advantage. Apple commands 6x the operating margin of its competitors because of its design and marketing prowess.
There aint no balm like naked truth
Dont sing no psalm, you being rude
Nothing pure, go charm that funder
No pressure, dont make no blunder
Yo founder, dont fake that heat
Dude, you gotta pound yore feet
From Marin to South Bay to Battery
You gotta hustle, indulge in flattery
You came this far, no turning back
Your kickass team copped that flak
Now shun that sleep, burn that flame,
If you fail, you got nobody else to blame.
The Times of India is read by people who think they run the country; The Indian Express is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Hindu is read by people who actually do run the country; Hindustan Times is read by the wives of the people who run the country;
MINT is read by people who own the country; The Telegraph is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and Economic Times is read by people who think it is.
Mumbai Times readers don’t care who runs the country, as long as she’s got big tits.
—When I grow up
When I grow up, I’ll be the hero of my storybook,
I’ll start at zero. - And rise and fall, and rise and fall again.
When I grow up, the sun will greet me.
I’ll practice every move, so inspired.
When I grow up I’ll be good and strong.
I’ll create a world where I belong. When I grow up.
— "I am always fascinated when I see the latest Apple products. Apple has managed to achieve what I never achieved: using the power of their products to persuade people to queue to buy them. For me, I had to queue to receive food at the end of World War II. That’s quite a change." - Dieter Rams