“ Start a business because it addresses the problem you want to solve and produces the product you want to build. Figure out how you’ll make your first dollar. Then determine how to make the first million. Eventually, you may grow to a billion-dollar company, but it’s OK if you end up as one of the 99.995 percent. There is a whole lot of room for success between a billion and dead.”
Wow. The new News Corp logo is a radical departure from the evil empire globe they previously had. Well done, speaks to heritage though more so than the future. Notepads and handwriting in general are on their way out.
“ Why do so many founders build things no one wants? Because they begin by trying to think of startup ideas. That m.o. is doubly dangerous: it doesn’t merely yield few good ideas; it yields bad ideas that sound plausible enough to fool you into working on them.”
“ Is the pressure on you or on the pitcher? Make sure it’s on the pitcher. Once the pitch is out of his hand, he’s done — you’re in charge. Are you going to be in charge for 56 feet or not until the ball gets to the box?”
Being a designer isn’t a trophy, it’s a responsibility. Go make something.— Jason Putorti (@putorti) June 22, 2013
I was fortunate enough to meet Michael Hastings and hear his story first-hand. He was so strong, and an amazing talent. It’s so sad to lose him.
From Ben Smith:
"In a way, Michael was born too late: He wrote with the sort of commitment of the generation of reporters shaped by the government’s lies about Vietnam, not by the triumphalism of the 1990s or the reflexive patriotism of the years after 9/11. He was surer than most of us that power is, presumptively, not to be trusted. Writers of his courage and talent are so rare, and he was taken way too soon. There are few like him. We will miss him terribly."