To wrap your head around how good we are at solving hard problems with simple solutions, consider how much of a mathematician you need to be to catch a baseball.
October 27th, 1929.
F. Scott Fitzgerald said intelligence is “the ability to hold two opposing ideas in your head at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
In January 2004, when Facebook was a days-old dorm room project, Mark Zuckerberg was asked by a friend whether he thought his social network would make money. “Well I don’t know business stuff,” Zuckerberg responded over IM. “I’m content to make something cool.”
A consistent question I’ve received since starting Collaborative Fund in 2010 is why I founded the firm in New York instead of San Francisco — where I had lived previously.
I’m thankful for family, friends, good health, etc.
Seven billion people on this planet share a flaw: They’re out of touch with almost everyone else.
Every business is about solving other people’s problems. If you want to solve your own problem, focus on solving theirs first.
On November 12, 2001, American Airlines flight 587 took off from JFK with 260 people onboard, en route to the Dominican Republic. Seventy-nine seconds after takeoff, the plane’s tail snapped off, sending the Airbus A300 crashing into a residential Queens neighborhood. Everyone onboard, and five people on the ground, died.
Paul Volcker once joked that the ATM is the only useful financial invention of the last 50 years. Wrong. The blog is. Twitter isn’t far behind.