One hackathon. 8,000 devs. 82 cities around the world. This is so happening. Right now #spaceapps
America and its political leaders, after two decades of failing to come together to solve big problems, seem to have lost faith in their ability to do so. A political system that expects failure doesn’t try very hard to produce anything else.
—Gerald Seib (via stoweboyd)
Top 41 Tips from Game-Changing Entrepreneurs
In The Startup Playbook, David Kidder writes about the fascinating startup stories—the good, the bad and the ugly—of 41 successful entrepreneurs and asks them to divulge lessons from the trenches. A few common themes emerged: 1) don’t fear failure (in fact, you should fail often); 2) focus on the big ideas rather than the to-do list; 3) always look forward and think ahead; and 4) develop a product that will improve lives and leave a positive impact on the world.
Read here for our favorite pieces of advice from each entrepreneur profiled.
Some good advise in here.
There’s nothing more invigorating than being deeply involved with a small company and a young team of founders out to do something incredibly special. And everybody’s betting against us. It’s another mission impossible.
Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.
—Clay Shirky (via stoweboyd)
How true. And sad.