FOUNDATION-07 episode: Kevin Rose talks to Chris Sacca
Had a complete listen thru of FOUNDATION-07 episode: Kevin Rose talks to Chris Sacca, who is a lawyer by education, businessman, entrepreneur, Angel investor (Twitter, FourSquare etc), avid networker - sort of a “Generalist”. Hired by Google to go out and buy Data centers, make wireless spectrum bids and lead special projects to create monetization opportunities for some of the Google products, we most often use today. Chris puts out entrepreneurship and startups in very simple terms as-
“Create a VALUE, before ASKING for the VALUE back!”
This is pretty much universally applicable to any businesses.
Life is just like an old time rail journey … delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.
Gordon B. Hinkley
In startups as in life, most of our time is spent navigating hard or mundane things. So, don’t forget to celebrate the little wins.
To Foursquare on their $50M raise, go ahead and enjoy this sudden burst of speed. We have a much longer ride ahead. (via brycedotvc)
Enter big, fast-growing markets, change course when things aren’t working and use data as your guide.
Eric Lefkofsk, Groupon Investor
Great commencement talk by Chris Sacca
Working for yourself…
How many vacations days are you looking for?10 like in US, 25 like in Europe. If you run your own company, it is your own choice! #startups #entrepreneur
A good technical analysis analogy by a great trader,
“Charting is a little like surfing. You don’t have to know a lot about the physics of the tides, resonance, and fluid dynamics in order to catch a good wave. You just have to be able to sense when it’s happening and then have the drive to act at the right time.” - Ed Seykota
China has by far the strongest interest in purchasing tablets, with consumers surveyed in that country suggesting an 80% interest in purchasing tablets, versus just over 40% in North America, 50% in Europe, just under 50% in the Middle East, and about 65% in Asia-Pacific.
A whole generation of Chinese consumers who have only known computing as mobile phones are going straight to tablets. Imagine how free they will be to reimagine computing never having used a keyboard or mouse.
The post-PC world is shaping up to be a very interesting one.
Link (via brycedotvc)
It’s your curiosity and enthusiasm that will get you noticed and make your life interesting—not your grade point average.
Why do you fit in when you are born to stand out?