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superamit: For many years, new employees were given a copy of the famous Nordstrom’s Employee Handbook – a single 5-by-8-inch (130 × 200 mm) gray card containing 75 words: Welcome to Nordstrom We’re glad to have you with our Company. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Set…
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Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap...– Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 (via tmblg)
fred-wilson: Just Like Starting Over (John...
I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.– Augusten Burroughs (via hrrrthrrr)
Why do you blog?
Why do you blog?
managers within Monster suggested that the job board site was itself under...– Will Monster.com Go the Way of Newspapers? - Tom Davenport - HarvardBusiness.org (via fred-wilson)
Wanting to be someone you’re not is a waste of the person you are.– Kurt Cobain
PB made a point in a talk once that I now mention to every startup we fund: that...– Five Founders (Paul Graham quoting Paul Buchheit) (via superamit)
Remember: the only person who can sit on your ass is you.– Merlin Mann (via vasta)
Third, discover where your intellectual arrogance is causing disabling ignorance...– Peter F. Drucker (via jakelodwick)
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss...– Eleanor Roosevelt
The secret of getting ahead is getting started– Mark Twain
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your...– Winston Churchill (via jackcheng)
This is the good thing about recessions: renewed focus on efficiency means...– Mike Hudack (via marco)
The Cult of Done Manifesto
1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion. 2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done. 3. There is no editing stage. 4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it. 5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get...
Don’t Say What You’re Doing, Say Why You’re Doing It– Michael Lopp on the Art of the Tweet Every now and again, when pressed to talk about Twitter and why it’s not as tarded as you’ve been told, I’ll puff up my chest and say the following as though I’ve just now thought of it: I don’t mind if you tweet that you’re eating a sandwich as long as you say...
Leadership the Bobby Orr Way
In this week’s Sports Illustrated, there is an article about Bobby Orr. For those who don’t know who Orr is, he is currently one of the top hockey player agents in North America. More importantly, for those who don’t know who Orr was, he was, arguably, the greatest hockey player ever. He was certainly the greatest hockey player of his time (the 1970s). As with most sports, one person does not...
People’s reputations are made in the bad times more than the good times.–
The resume is quickly becoming an antiquated medium for your professional...– Max Gladwell, Out of Work? Need a Job? Start a Blog. This is Resume 2.0
If there’s a problem, fix it. If your job can’t be fixed, quit. How dare you...– [Fireside Chat] Seth Godin and Mark Hurst - 37signals (via soxiam)
Recession vs. Depression
Recession: When your neighbor loses his job. Depression: When you shift down to virgin, rather than extra-virgin, olive oil.
We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really...– Steve Jobs (via superamit)
fred-wilson: The Weight (cover) - The Gaslight...
There was no succession plan for John Lennon. When a rock star dies, that’s it....– Lefsetz Letter (via fred-wilson)
every reiteration of the idea that nothing matters debases the human spirit.– david mamet (via soxiam)
The thing about goals
superamit: Having goals is a pain in the neck. If you don’t have a goal (a corporate goal, a market share goal, a personal career goal, an athletic goal…) then you can just do your best. You can take what comes. You can reprioritize on a regular basis. If you don’t have a goal, you never have to worry about missing it. If you don’t have a goal you don’t need nearly as many excuses, either. ...
Having goals is a pain in the neck. If you don’t have a goal (a corporate goal,...– Seth Godin
There are some customers which we choose not to serve. We don’t know how to make...– Steve Jobs talking about Netbooks on the most recent AAPL earnings call Apple F4Q08 (Qtr End 9/27/08) Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha (via fred-wilson)
‘I Shipped All That Shit Off to Stanford’
Steven Levy: It’s the 25th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh, but Steve Jobs’ eyes are dry. At the company headquarters in Silicon Valley, where he was presenting a set of new laptops to the press last October, I mentioned the birthday to him. Jobs recoiled at any suggestion of nostalgia. “I don’t think about that,” he said. “When I got back here in 1997, I was looking for more room, and I...