The Atlantic: The Perspiration Theory →
theatlantic: Dixon Galvez-Searle writes: How do I come up with ideas? I work on them. Let me be clear; the germ of an idea can hit at any time: in the shower, at the park, even (gasp!) at work. But the germ of an idea is not worth sharing. Only a fully fleshed out, rigorously developed idea is worth… Same with startup ideas. Build on them, flesh them out. Carry a notebook.
fragmentation of talent
One of the perverse things about a bubble in Silicon Valley is, it tends to fragment talent across too many companies, so you get sort of a suboptimal number of successful companies. If everybody starts their own companies you don’t wind up with a density of talent at one place, which is what really is required to build an amazing company, whether it’s PayPal or Apple back in the...
I don’t care about someone being intelligent; any situation between people, when...– Susan Sontag, quoted by Brendan Berg. She’s right, precisely and exactly. It’s not the first element of her argument that’s arresting; any idiot knows that intelligence is overrated in all sorts of ways. But the insight that when we are real and human with each other we produce ‘intelligence’ —as...