Archive for December, 2005

Doesn’t guarantee nothin’

, written by Jeremy

 
These may grease success but they can’t ensure itCrappy looking, high quality still succeeds when high finish, low quality falls flat.  Even Seth’s site isn’t super sharp.

So, how does this reconcile with all the hubub …

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In every entrepreneur

, written by Jeremy

In the heart of every entrepreneur is an island.

The saddest things I’ve done, as an investor, is convice an entrepreneur the island isn’t there.…

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Wheelbarrow: Naps

, written by Jeremy

Men’s Journal is no steadfast literary friend but I am fascinated by napping, so here’s their article.

It’s almost worth a wheelbarrow, no?  Heck yeah, toss’er in.

A good nap is:

– Had in the morning or just after

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Performancing

, written by Jeremy

Don’t know how I found it, but I’m using Performancing for Firefox to post.

Brilliant.…

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Merry Christmas

, written by Jeremy

In case I forget, in all the hubub of tomorrow: Merry Christmas.

Hope you have a rich time with people you love.…

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Swear as necessary

, written by Jeremy

[All technical words italicized for easy skimming]

I’m no plumber but I like to pretend sometimes. In our new house the tub’s hot water tap leaks (leaked, past tense began 3 minutes ago). And feigning competency I decided to solve …

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Still juiced

, written by Jeremy

One late, introspective night in early 2003, I closed my eyes and typed till done. Dave Pollard’s recent post reminded me of this note to self:

If I dream about what would make me happy or content. Satisfied. Stopped and

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Functional todo’s

, written by Jeremy

Whilst lolling despondently on the sofa: “When will I start doing the things I am great at? I keep doing things that help me be greater.”

Good friend in from old places: “Maybe guys like you just keep growing and …

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Sneezers

, written by Jeremy

Seth Godin on idea viruses:

“Delighting them, enraging them, hospitalizing them or surprising them–that’s how sneezers [or spreaders of viruses] are born.”

Part of the viral framework?…

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Why the people part of Web 2.0 matters

, written by Jeremy

This map of the web was rendered in 1998 by Bill Cheswick and Hal Burch of Lumeta Corp. It was generated from data collected in mid-September and the color scheme is based on the IP address of the nodes. To …

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Ah … Web 2.0 is about people

, written by Jeremy

Web 2.0 … first time I’ve typed out those words.

Dion Hinchcliffe finally clarifies, succinctly, why it matters:

“Web 2.0 ideas [are] successful because they effectively put people back into the technological equation … [it] fundamentally revolves around us

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Circle of competence

, written by Jeremy

In a Google-world, owning anything text based is a stretch. But somehow, Warren Buffet (renown investor, maker/breaker of fortunes, and deity of the stock exchange) has cornered the market on the phrase “circle of competence”.

“The most important thing in

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Black, pink, brown, white

, written by Jeremy

A few months ago I was talking to a guy I grew up with. We were chatting about work. Me flashing over to Paris for international meetings and him driving truck. We had started out in the same place but …

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the secret

, written by Jeremy

there are things
down
there
still
coming ashore

Loren Eiseley, translated by Dave Pollard

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shedding

, written by Jeremy

every time we walk along a beach
some ancient urge disturbs us
so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments
or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers
like the homesick refugees of a long war.

Loren Eiseley, translated by …

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universe at bay

, written by Jeremy

for just a moment
I held the universe at bay

by the simple expedient
of sitting on my haunches before a fox den
and tumbling about with a chicken bone.

it is the gravest, most meaningful act I shall ever …

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Three ingredients in a leader

, written by Jeremy

Beyond bellowing bunters and mussed hair, what makes a good leader? Who draws in the cash when everyone else is furiously writing proposals?

Three must-haves: trustworthy, deeply knowledgeable, and all-in.

1. Being trustworthy covers a multitude of sins. A mistake …

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Create the game

, written by Jeremy

Most play the game they're given. Only a few create the games they play.

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People business

, written by Jeremy

The company I work with invests in three areas: financial capital (of course), intellectual capital, and managerial capital.

Financial capital is really the grease that gets everything else moving. Without it there’s mostly friction, lots of heat, but little else. …

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Wheelbarrow: Metatags

, written by Jeremy

What’s with the wheelbarrow? This is a placeholder where I want to begin to use and understand the humanity of tags.

Metatags: first derivative of thought.

Metatags are key to meta-knowledge

Clay Shirky: “Taggers are good at …

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beneath every no

, written by Jeremy

beneath every no
lays a passion for yes that had never been broken

– Wallace Stevens, Esthétique du Mal…

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So good

, written by Jeremy

pandora

What I’ve been missing since the old Napster went away.…

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Innovation: tactics and strategies

, written by Jeremy

While I haven’t been posting at all, I have kept up on my reading. This post by Dave Pollard is worth noting.

Dave has an incredible capacity for synthesis and generating copious insights across a wide range of areas. The …

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