Every now and then, you come across some brilliant, profound ones on Twitter and on Facebook that make you pause and think. Here’s a few we thought we could share. Do leave more in the comments.
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — TS Eliot
Seriously – I lost track of where I picked that from. But a simple Twitter search reveals it to be a favorite out there. It’s a great thought for those working with big data – it’s finally the outcomes that will determine value!
The next one is a key element of deriving most out of your career, entrepreneurship, whatever, irrespective of other goals.
This work-life journey is nothing but a quest to find people you wanna work with. Experiment, mark and sweep.
— Indus Khaitan (@1ndus) June 27, 2013
Also echoed in this:
If you come across good people, work with them. As partners, vendors, customers, employees, whatever. Esp for #startups
— Sameer Shisodia (@zenx) June 3, 2013
For product managers as well as for entrepreneurs still finding a product-market fit, the idea of doing the right things (which is not necessarily the ‘perfect’ thing) is very important to understand well – and not paralyze yourself. Of course, it works well as a philosophy for pretty much everyone, in whatever role we play.
Always do right is a great philosophy, unless you confuse right for perfect. That mistake could cost you much happiness.
— Jared Goralnick (@technotheory) June 27, 2013
In a similar vein
@tigoe "Beauty" is a barrier to entry. "Ugly" is liberating. "Good enough" is where greatness starts. Quality is an emergent property
— Chris Anderson (@chr1sa) June 23, 2013
You read about the whole Pink Floyd taking on Pandora story recently – right? And the one where many cribbed about Indians being used to pirated stuff not paying for music?
How to stop piracy:
1 Create great stuff
2 Make it easy to buy
3 Same day worldwide release
4 Fair price
5 Works on any device
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) June 26, 2013
is super-sane advice in that context!
In fact, most business owners need to keep the following in mind…
@beastoftraal Most social media "reactions" to bad service are typically over-the-top and dramatic to the point of not having any effect
— Krish Ashok (@krishashok) June 11, 2013
… and essentially, carry on with their work and life irrespective of the noise around:
Redbus bik Gaya hai, shaant ho jaaye, baith jaaye Aur apna apna redbus banaye.
— Hitesh Gupta (@hiteshkgupta) June 22, 2013
Speaking of Pink Floyd – here’s a great one if you’re still wondering about the whole starting up vs security of a job question:
— ? Sidharth (@kingsidharth) June 6, 2013
You need to give it up, because….
Fear lies in the anticipation of the outcome, not in the outcome.
— Naman Sarawagi (@NamanSr) June 27, 2013
What is Richness? Richness is neither earning more nor spending more nor saving more. Richness is when you need no more.
— George Thomas (@Georgthomas1947) May 31, 2013
should answer the worry about opportunity cost. Looking at wealth and what you need and want to earn differently surely helps!
And here’s some good advice as you go down that path of bootstrapping and dreaming big:
Thinking makes you feel like a king. Putting it down on paper is equally humbling.
— Naman Sarawagi (@NamanSr) June 11, 2013
True! "if you think, technology can solve your problems you don't undestand technology & you don't understand your problems" Bruce Schneider
— Amir Kassaei (@AmirKassaei) June 3, 2013
Yep – a lot of code doesn’t work because the coder forgot to factor in use behaviour – the primary variable in all problem statements and solution appropriateness. So solve pain points with creativity…
""Intelligence uses what is known to solve problems. Creativity uses what is unknown to discover possibilities." " http://t.co/OnjlZRrFnr
— Manish Sinha (@mannsinha) May 20, 2013
Sales in a key part of your journey, but before you rush to hire “sales guys”, remember this one for sales people:
— Santosh Kung Fu Panda (@santoshpanda) June 4, 2013
And finally, when it comes to exits:
Someone asked me how to sell a tech co. So, a refresher: tech companies are only bought, not sold. I think that's still true.
— Sam Schillace (@sschillace) May 31, 2013