“There’s never a better time to try risky, quirky ideas to gauge an emotional reaction than before you have paying customers and a brand and quality commitment to uphold.”
— Great article by Bryan Landers on Seeking Aha! and designing
with for emotion.
“When I asked him how he became such a great athlete, he said, “I made sure I was always the slowest guy in the boat. I knew I could push myself much harder if I needed to keep up with the fastest guys.””
Joe Holland via an exclellent post by Tomasz Tunguz
The insight of this quote and article parallels some of my recent personal transitions – being present and working hard(er) with categorical masters.
2 Minutes in the Bedford L
“Yeah, you know you wonder if you put your heart into something, like a website or an app, you do see that you attract some like-minded people. What we were always trying to go for was trying to attract really creative people and very nice, funny people and have a positive environment for them to come together in a safe place.”
— Great PSFK interview with Peter Vidani and the evolution of Tumblr.
“So we let go. By accepting that no matter the outcome we weren’t going to let anything rob us of our joy, a funny thing happened … it was the exact fuel we needed. By releasing ourselves, letting go of this “success” thing and accepting the possibility of failure, we were able to see the light again.”
— Heartfelt post of entrepreneurial grit by Sarah Ellison Lewis, founder of Bootleg Market.