More entrepreneurial and business thoughts from my smart Twitter network. Today, inspiration and laughs.
susanreynolds Lou Holtz’ pep talk on ESPN for Nebraska: “ask yourself after every play: what’s important now?” Scrawling on post-it to stick on my laptop
Pistachio Confidence isn’t in knowing you’re right… It’s not being afraid to be wrong. (um, and to learn from the mistakes, of course)
ThomAllen so much for that business idea… next!
jnswanson ya know, i think it’s time to go home. so i can come back. so i can go home. so i can…help change lives and the future. Just like you.
badbanana Simplify, simplify, simplify.
chrisbrogan If you don’t ask, you will never get.
Pistachio the more vitrioloc your detractors, the better the chance you are doing something important.
joshhinds Keep this in mind… It’s your life, LIVE BIG! — have a great one today :-)
Akula A manager’s job is to exact revenge during the annual review. :-)
newmediajim as i drive to work it occurs to me that my day job is really interfering with my plans for WORLD MEDIA DOMINATION LOL!
jnswanson even when you don’t work 9-5, some days it’s okay to leave at 5.
AnnOhio “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” — Ben Stein
susanreynolds Started a business in my basement w/ my 11 YO as first employee. Grew to 2 locations using only free guerilla marketing
Pistachio enjoy life as an entertaining movie w/ lots of interesting plot twists (not a) pitched battle between everything I like & …don’t like.
Pistachio “We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.” – Pogo (found in Breszny’s weekly horoscopes newsletter)
robcallahan Sure there’s more than 1 way to skin a cat, but those other ways are very messy & you’ll be cleaning up for ages. Stick to the tried & true.
vaspers Some clients want you to read their mind and give them what they really want, without them having to explain it to you.
thisisjustin Someone just pitched me on the concept that they do what we do but better so would I mind sending them my clients. That was rich!
cc_chapman Check off one thing. Add three more. So goes my 2 Do List
davidfinch I have to much to read, listen to, write, plan, organize etc… One step at a time, one step at a time…
chrisbrogan Fear of failure is a lot like fear of getting shot. Hard to move forward if you don’t find a stronger motivation to proceed.
sofatoye Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach. – Roger Von Oech
chrisbrogan The future doesn’t happen by committee.
vaspers CNN Googled apple orchard, found my client’s site, will now be in Peoria IL with Sonjay Gupta story. http://www.appleblossomfarm.com/
Merlene I’ve become more thoughtful of late about supporting local small biz rather than big corporations. Grocery, deli, hardware, etc.
BeckyMcCray Free analogy for web2.0 biz articles: In the 1920’s Indiana produced 150 different car brands – http://urltea.com/1bgi
rexhammock I’ve had several people ask me to define Spam 3.0. It’s any sentence that starts out, “I’ve had several people ask me…”
cc_chapman it is ALL about teamwork. everything is when you boil it down
badbanana The problem with breakthrough ideas? You get through to the other side of the wall and you’re all alone and a little afraid.
Still to come, more resources and tools!
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