I just hired 50 people today. This is what they look like.
Question for any hackers reading this blog. . . does anyone have any other good crowdsourcing ideas? If so, please comment.
Holy fuck. . .
This picture is OLD SCHOOL!!!!
I just put a web page up for the Los Angeles internet cafe I’m setting up in North Hollywood. I’m starting with 2 terminals. Yeah, I know, not much of an internet center, but it’s a start at least. It’s more of an experiment, really. You see, my printing business is going south and trying to make money off of copies is a joke. The only thing that’s making money here are headshots. Maybe renting internet terminals could become profitable, who knows.
We’ll see how it goes I guess. I think the main reason I’m doing it is that it’s passive income; it doesn’t take much to service the customers. This gives me more time for my side projects.
Straight from my twitter:
steveeq1: By religious belief, shouldn’t ALL Christians who believe in Jesus’ teachings be unanimously against war?
dancremeans: @steveeq1 it depends on HOW you interpret Jesus’ teaching, and there are many.K
steveeq1: @dancremeans: Yeah, when Jesus said “Love your enemies”, I think he probably meant don’t kill them.
har har, owned!
One of the ways I judge the competence of a startup is finding out how many experiments it can do per dollar. Here’s a good quote from Gary Hamel, I couldn’t agree more:
Yet to outpace change, every organization is going to have to master the art of rapid prototyping. Here the goal is to maximize the ratio of learning over investment — to find the sweet spot of demand for a new product, or perfect a nascent business more rapidly and inexpensively than your competitors. Listen to Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, on this point: “Our goal is to have more at bats per unit of time and money than anyone else.” Your goal should be the same.
Here’s another good quote about viewing entrepeneurship as a “possibility system”:
If Randomness Rules then your only defense is the so-called “law of large numbers”—that is, success follows from tryin’ enough stuff so that the odds of doin’ something right tilt your way; in my speeches I declare that the only thing I’ve truly learned “for sure” in the last 40 years is “Try more stuff than the other guy”—there is no poetic license here, I mean it.
The key is is to avoid big mistakes – so you can live long enough to try more things.