Providence Moves Too

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. “Rob Roy MacGregor: His life and times” by WH MurrayContinue reading “Providence Moves Too”

There is no greater pleasure than the absence of pain, but…

…there’s more to building a great product than just addressing pain points. Pain points make for good features, but passion makes for good (and hopefully great) products. flickr helped people who loved photos showcase their photos; twitter helps people follow things they care about. Here’s a good post from TechCrunch on how not all products need toContinue reading “There is no greater pleasure than the absence of pain, but…”

Yahoo’s terrible track record with acquisitions.

Yahoo is like your yuppie friend who takes up triathlons. He just keeps spending money on fancy gear, thinking that it will make him them competitive. But then the gear just sits in the garage for years until his wife finally makes him sell it on Craigslist. Yahoo’s terrible track record with acquisitions.