Monthly Archives: May 2016

Bootstrapper’s Manifesto: The BIG do not always eat the small but the fast always eat the slow

Big companies have better distribution, access to money whenever it is needed, a brand that customers trust, access to the people who buy, and great employees. They have lots of competition, big and small, and they have sharpened their axes … Continue reading

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Bootstrapper’s Manifesto: A state of mind

  From a definition point of view, bootstrapping is starting a business without or with limited cash. Bootstrapping usually refers to a self-starting process that is supposed to proceed without external input For me, a bootstrapper is not a particular demographic … Continue reading

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The World

The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness is not very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-aging moisteriser? You make someone worry … Continue reading

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Belonging

People always have a need to belong. They always want to feel a need to belong, even Maslow recognised the need to belong in his hierarchy of needs. Human beings can’t help it: we need to belong. One of the … Continue reading

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Make something…

Everyone should learn to code. Not because we have a shortage of people who can code, but because once you know how to make something, it changes how you see things. Once you know how to dismantle and assemble an … Continue reading

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Learning how to see: I can see sound everywhere

  In an excerpt from Kanye West’s interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night with Seth Meyers, West discusses music, fashion, and how his celebrity status is holding him back from what he really wants to do in life. In answering … Continue reading

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Learning how to see: It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see

At the beginning of the internet revolution in the 90s, back then there was no word wide web (www), there were three guys all in the internet space. They were, like other people watching this fascinating thing called the internet … Continue reading

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Learning how to see: More humanity and less self interest

If you want to make something new, start with understanding. Understanding what is already present, and understanding the opportunities in what is not. Most of all, understanding how it all fits together. Today’s technology would allow someone to make a … Continue reading

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Learning How to See: You can look but still not see

We are taught how to speak, but we are hardly taught how to see because it is assumed that you either see or you don’t, meaning you either have sight or not. We assume that if you can see, you … Continue reading

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Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the doorbell

Leaning on the doorbell means exactly what it says, leaned up against it, causing the doorbell to ring continuously. Knocking, on the other hand, is a brief, and often more quiet way of announcing your presence at the door. The … Continue reading

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