If you have ever met me in person and engaged in any sort of discussion on decision making, you have likely heard parts of this rant. This it not my complete thoughts – as I am hastily throwing this onto the page – but they are thoughts nonetheless.
I find it pretty amazing that by simply forcing yourself to be present in a new environment, you can radically change your thoughts and perspective. It seems naively obvious, but literally putting yourself in a fresh situation, surrounded by different types of people, different styles of thinking, etc. can dramatically move and shape your mind.
Launching is not the goal – building something immensely valuable is.
I went to casino and gambled for the very first time yesterday. I would consider myself an extremely competitive person in the sense that I despise losing, especially to “machines” and things I do not “perfectly” understand.
How do you learn to learn? Better yet, how do you help other people learn to learn? In other words, how do you teach the ability to learn faster? How do you make people more curious? How do you have them ask the “right questions?”
Someone needs to make better archives for medium. It would be super simple and definitely catch on among some members of the community.
For the past year or so, I have been very quiet on Twitter. In fact, I went from tweeting quite often to hardly tweeting at all. I also removed / blocked Twitter from my phone. I have written many times about just how valuable Twitter has been to me / people I know. I would have to say it is one of the top 5 internet services that has had a massive impact on my life.
As I have been writing about over and over the past few months, I have become obsessed with listening to podcasts. Whenever I am walking/floating around, you will find me with headphones in consuming some sort of podcast.
Over the past ten years, b2b SAAS businesses have exploded across private and public markets. B2B stands for “business 2 business.” These are companies selling “enterprise software” to other enterprises. SAAS stands for “software as a service,” generally powered by a subscription revenue model. If executed correctly (which is hard), these businesses can reach extreme scale under high high margins.