Quote of the Day: Paul Graham

Paul Graham

“The most common mistake startups make is to solve problems no one has.”
— Paul Graham, Y Combinator


Quote of the Day: Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

“It can ruin your life only if it ruins your character. Otherwise it cannot harm you — inside or out.”
— Marcus Aurelius

Quote of the Day: Elon Musk

The Summit 2013
“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”
— Elon Musk

Quote of the Day: Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson

“But the main lesson to draw from the birth of computers is that innovation is usually a group effort, involving collaboration between visionaries and engineers, and that creativity comes from drawing on many sources. Only in storybooks do inventions come like a thunderbolt, or a lightbulb popping out of the head of a lone individual in a basement or garret or garage.”
— Walter Isaacson, Author

What’s Cooler Than A Book Club? A Philosophy Reading Club!

Frederick CoplestonHey, there!

This is not tech-related, but no less interesting.

Interested in philosophy? (We all should be, right? After all, it’s endlessly fascinating, intellectually-enriching, and perennially relevant and important.) Then you might want to join this new and exciting online club, the Philosophy Reading Club.

You will be reading through the 11-volume “A History of Philosophy” by Frederick Copleston, widely considered to be the best series on the history of philosophy out there. (Copleston was a Catholic priest and one of the best philosophers of his time.)

The club has just began reading the first volume (Greece and Rome From the Pre-Socratics to Plotinus) so now is the perfect time to join.

Author Brandon Vogt started the group.

Quote of the Day: Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel

“Founders are always surprised that I answer their emails and that my email address is in my twitter profile. Helping each other is a core value in the tech startup world. Everyone should practice it. The startup community is a family – we should look out for one another.”
— Michael Seibel, Y Combinator