Tagged: inspiration


Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: Coudal

3 questions Coudal asks before deciding to take on a project Can we make money from it? We’re a going business. We have mortgages to pay. We have tuitions to pay for our kids. We’re not ashamed of making money. Are we gonna be proud of it when we’re done? There’s nothing that will break […]

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All I want

I love this post by Andre Torrez. A rough recounting of what goals I wanted to achieve: Make money (duh) Like and respect the people I work with Really enjoy my day and feel like I got something done No pointless meetings Making something I’m proud of Another thing: getting enormously wealthy selling your company […]

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I want everything we do to be beautiful

I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, […]

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Execution

I have an idea for a thing (1 million people) I tried to build a thing (50,000 people) I built a thing that works (10,000 people) I built a thing that people use (1,000) I built a thing that’s easy to use (50 people) I built a thing that people enjoy using (5 people) I […]

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Design Declarations

Someone once told me to design my life, that was the best advice I ever got. Having a beautiful view is designing my life. Have a commute that’s a walk down the block. Choosing not to work in a glass cube with a view of a brick wall. It’s being closer to nature… Breathing fresh […]

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Bigness of Purpose

Bigness of purpose is what separates 20th century and 21st century organizations: yesterday, we built huge corporations to do tiny, incremental things – tomorrow, we must build small organizations that can do tremendously massive things. —Obama’s Seven Lessons for Radical Innovators

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Nothing is Original

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, […]

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Coudal and Dawes at SXSW

Both times I attended SXSW, amongst the top 3-4 presentations for me were those where Jim Coudal was speaking. It’s been posted for months but somehow this is the first time I actually find it, give a listen to his panel (with Brendan Dawes) titled Making Your Short Attention-Span Pay Big Dividends, good stuff. While […]

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