Most of these investors-cum-inventors are motivated by personal passion to create companies. Under this model, entrepreneurs often tap their own networks and wallets to finance their ideas.
“I don’t have any hobbies,” said Max Levchin, a co-founder and former chief technology officer of PayPal. “This is what I do.” …
Read the rest of the article – Entrepreneurs help build startups by the batch – NY Times.
Being single minded is one way that things get done. It can also become the reason why everything else starts to lose it’s color. Hang in there. Life will always be bigger. I guess that it is this need to transform what we work on, what we produce, what we’re affected by, to become all of life that keeps things greased.
From what I’ve read – Pixar is great at keeping this thought at the center of it’s creative processes. They know that they can get the best out of their teams if they allow them to seed and work on their own ideas. This is not to say that Pixar does not play a role, they play a huge role in refining these ideas, leveraging what they’ve learned as an institution in order to make these ideas work.
Emotional ownership at Pixar was significant enough for John Lasseter and Steve Jobs, Pixar’s boss at one time, to balk repeatedly at activating a clause that would transfer Toy Story’s characters over to Disney. They made the same call when even when they were nearing broke. When the sale did happen, it appeared almost as if Pixar would be buying Disney, retaining creative control.
Celebrating the Webby – Lifetime Achievement award to the creators of GIF’s, political gifs, the broken attitude of the law towards censorship of the Indian Web and the systemic lack of clarity in the Indian media.
What’s really going to happen if India falls for Nawaz Sharif again?
How I felt when I first heard former BCCI chief Jaywant Lele’s argument that we should legalize betting to end the cricketer-bookie nexus.
Why the Chinese are still laughing (at us).
Any bloggers first response to being served with a defamation response letter.
Recently SpicyIP were threatened to be sued by a law firm representing Times of India for an innocuous article commenting on the 19 year old trademark fight between Times of India and Financial Times over trademarks “FT” and Financial Times. We’d expect better from the defenders of “free speech”.
Public response to Sahara groups decision to end it’s Pune Warriors franchise participation in Indian Premier League.
iGate Board of Directors meeting with sacked CEO, Phaneesh Murthy …
Thank you to political gifs for putting these hilarious gifs together.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
~ Confucius (wikipedia).
Legend has it that Bodhidharma after meditating for seven years fell asleep. When he woke up enraged, he cut off his eyelids to prevent it from happening again. Tea plants grew up from where his eyelids fell and monks drink tea to stay awake ever since.
Here’s a tea story of plantations from all over Munnar Kerala.
When you label your self,
… a Blogger, don’t lose the freedom to keep it to yourself;
a Visionary, don’t lose the freedom to spot the obvious;
in Love, don’t lose the freedom to be hurt;
a Leader, work hardest to hang on to the freedom to follow;
a Competitor, don’t lose the freedom to be inspired;
a Pragmatist, don’t lose the freedom to imagine;
Well-spoken, don’t lose the freedom to speak with silence;
a Father, always nurture the freedom to play;
a Founder, never lose the freedom to fail;
Feel for you. You will indeed miss the freedom that comes with ignorance and change.