Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No more.

I just read this article about quiting you job. Seth Godin says we should quit more often. That we should not be as forgiving as we are to our work.

So... I've resigned from my startup.. to do..... I don't know.. we'll see.. :-)
It might end up as a sabbatical.. I'm hoping something more.

I came to California to learn more about startups and entrepreneurism.
I've engrossed myself in the tech scene and tried to learn as much as possible about being an entrepreneur and startups.

Unfortunately, you don't really experience anything unless you DO. Unless your a founder, you don't really experience the no-win problems that they face.

I follow this twitter.. recently it had a great tweet:

“Do or do not... there is no try.” ~Yoda

Paul Graham says 'Starting a company is like jumping off a cliff and trying to build an airplane on the way down.'

Time to jump.. The direction is clear.

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Furnace of Argument

I was reading Tom Preston-Werner blog about how to meet your next cofounder.

I loved one of his lines: "Truly good decisions are forged from the furnace of argument, not plucked like daisies from the pasture of a peaceful mind."

It's soo very much the way I think. I don't know if its just me (or a California thing), but I've come to notice more and more people not engaging. Treating people with kid gloves, is annoying as hell. It wastes soo much time and a form of politics.

Maybe its a cultural thing.. Coming from the finance industry in London/Chicago/NewYork, people don't pull punches. It was honest.

Maybe I'm just an aggressive annoying sod. (If I am, please tell me). I like to believe that I think Outside-the-Bun (I love that 2002 taco bell commercial).

If I'm told its not the way we do things, I'll try it anyway and flow against the stream.

It's served me well so far.. it generally produces non-conventional approaches.

Why don't you try it? It's also makes your dull day a lot more interesting. :)


Garbage is such a cool band. I found them on youtube and watching the videos again, I can see why I really got into them.

It really brings back memories of university and how I used to dress. :)

I love 'Push it', it kinda sums up on my outlook on life. If you don't push it to the edge, what's the point? Your just wasting air.