Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stop watching Lost and start doing stuff!

Great video from Gary Vaynerchuck from Wine Library speaking at Web 2.0 Expo.

I can really relate to a lot of things he talks about. I'm thinking about where I am now and what the future holds.

  • A lot of people are doing stuff they hate. There's no reason to do that anymore.

  • Listen to your users, care about them. Do stuff to help them don't just listen and brush it off.

  • Stop crying and keep hustling. Were building business here.. have a business model.. make some cash along the way.

  • Be happy.. do stuff you love. Believe in what your doing.. or get out NOW.

  • Build your personal brand / brand equity.

  • The game is changing.. the people that used to control content (newspapers, tv networks) no longer do.

  • Work 9-5pm, spend some time with your family, 7pm-2pm is when you can work. Stop watching Lost!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Stephen Fry explains GNU

Stephen Fry (a very well known comedian in the UK) explains all about GNU in a video he produced.

Although I use MacOSX extensively, I really see the benefit of using gnu/linux as the server. I have VPS (w/ slicehost.. great btw!) and use Centos.