Why I love Twitter and barely tolerate Facebook →
I’m optimistic and delighted every time I open up Twitter on my browser, while Facebook is something I only click on once or twice a day and always with a small sense of dread. This week I sat down to think about why that is. This post nails it.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a...– J.R.R. Tolkien
Investing in Lift
Earlier this year, towards the end of spring, I found myself in a bit of a funk. I wasn’t taking good care of myself. I was working like mad. I was eating badly and not connecting very well to the things and people I cared about most. I was gaining weight and focused on the wrong things. About the same time, I had lunch with Jason Goldman in NYC. Jason was part of the original team at...
Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web...– Patrick Gibson
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be– Abraham Lincoln
The enterprise products we use and the things they...
At our firm, Spark Capital, we use a variety of enterprise web services for internal use. We use Dropbox to share documents within the partnership. We share things like portfolio board presentations, financials, legal documents, investment history within the partnership. (we are testing Box.net as a way to share information with our Limited Partners). We use 37Signals’ Highrise to keep...
To hell with luck. I’ll bring the luck with me.– Ernest Hemingway, Old Man in the Sea
Knowing how to hack
A few weeks ago, Dennis Crowley and I were hanging at ITP. Dennis was kind enough to show me around. I saw students creating and building some really interesting things including a foosball table dennis hacked to a display and student id card scanner so players could keep track of scoring and games. Very cool stuff. For those of you that aren’t familiar, before co-founding Foursquare, Dennis...
You Just Have To Do Something →
via Jonathan Moore: You don’t have to do it right. You just have to do something. Such an inspiring post. I read it twice this morning.
If you are starting a consumer or enterprise tech company today and not building...– Ariel Seidman (via fred-wilson)
Why startups win
“Our engineering team can only spend 80hours a week on that problem and those guys [big company xyz] can spend 800hours on the same problem” That was something I heard at a mtg last week by an engineering exec at a startup. He was reflecting on how hard it is to build stuff when they will always be at a disadvantage from a staffing and resource point of view. Here’s the...
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the...– Mahatma Gandhi (@laurensabet sent this to me earlier today)
Sony RX100 review
Yesterday we took the kids to the Justin Bieber concert. My kids are big fans and they had an absolute blast. I usually have either my Leica M9P at my side but it has one achilles heel which is low light. Also, I didn’t think I would be able to follow the action with a manual focus camera. And I didn’t want to carry my heavy DSLR either. So I ended up borrowing my brother...
There’s nothing wrong with being anything. That’s the point.– David Simon | Barack Obama And The Death Of Normal (via fred-wilson)
And the only thing people regret is that they did’t live boldly enough, that...– Ted Hughes in Letters of Ted Hughes
There is a lot to love about the brand new, completely rewritten Tumblr iOS app. I love all the fun & personality this team puts into everything they do. For example, check out what you can do with photos in your Tumblr Dashboard (feed).