Elon Musk: Entrepreneurship, Talents, and Risks
“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
“[Physics is] a good framework for thinking. … Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.”
“[My biggest mistake is probably] weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.”
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”
“The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”
“You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.”
On motive: “Going from PayPal, I thought: ‘Well, what are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’”
“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” ~ Jobs
“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”
? Abigail Van Buren
“Seven Deadly Sins
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.”
? Mahatma Gandhi
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
? Abraham Lincoln
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
? John Wooden
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
? Helen Keller
“To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
? Theodore Roosevelt
GOOG and AAPL: Welcome, Cook and Page!
Welcome to Tim Cook and Larry Page to the CEO world!
How to Access Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter in China?
Admit it. They’re our favorite sites to visit.
Chinese government blocked all of the traffic that goes to all of those sites.
This article will teach you how to get around the Great Wall:
- You need to have your own shared hosting server (mine is MediaTemple)
- You need to use Firefox
- You need to install Firefox Add-On FoxyProxy
Once you have all that set-up:
ssh -vv -CND 1080 email@example.com
The bolded part, firstname.lastname@example.org, gotta be your own username and password for your shared hosting.
That’s it, you should see something like this:
Love and Weirdness
We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.
~ Robert Fulghum, True Love ~