Wednesday, December 31, 2008

No regrets...

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's the business...

Learn the business, not just the technology.

- Ian Patterson, CIO, Scottrade

Monday, December 29, 2008

Subject to change...

Everything you're facing is subject to change. Problems are temporary. Everything negative is temporary.

- Joel Osteen

Thursday, December 25, 2008


"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is LOVE."

- Sophocles

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Life is too important
to be taken seriously!

- Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Never criticize...

Never criticize or blame yourself or anyone else for anything.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Starting is easy. Finishing is hard.

[I had this on a piece of paper on my wall for over five years. My wife cleaned it and framed it for me. This is my best piece of advice for any entrepreneur... the first 80% is easy, the next 15% is hard and last five percent is painful. ]
- Jason Calacanis

Friday, December 19, 2008

This day in history...

The computer age reached a milestone when the Altair 8800, a precursor to the PC, became available on this date in 1974, allowing anyone to build a computer at home. The microcomputer kit was originally intended to be sold to hobbyists, but it was an instant hit, and in 1990 the computer went on display at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of History and Technology in Washington, DC. The microcomputer was designed by Ed Roberts, who had been producing calculator kits for hobbyists.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Awesomely simple...

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

- Charles Mingus

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

- Picasso

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Be yourself...

Be yourself before you can be anybody.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Let go...

Remember, it's the ride that counts. Get some rest and let go of your anxiety, fear, and anger. Look forward to every minute of this interesting journey we call life.

- Brad Feld, via Miah's Journey article

Friday, December 12, 2008


"Where there is no vision,
there is no hope."

- George Washington Carver

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Burn out...

Don't work harder or later than you have to. You'll burn out and lose enthusiasm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Don't say it...

If it's not something you'd say to someone face-to-face, then don't say it online either. The next time you get upset and you're typing a message, reread it and ask yourself if you would say that if the person were sitting in front of you.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Remember that referrals can come from anywhere. Any interaction you have can result in good word of mouth, or bad word of mouth. It's up to you.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The best advice I ever got... [Eddie Lampert]

"Almost every weekend when I was 7, 8, 9, 10 years old, my father and I would toss a football in the yard or play basketball in the driveway. When we played football, he'd say, "Go out ten steps. Turn to your right." The ball would reach me just before I turned, and it would hit me right in the chest. Why would my dad do this? He told me, "If I waited for you to turn, you and the defensive player would have an equal chance to get the ball. Your opportunity is gone."

This idea of anticipation is key to investing and to business generally. You can't wait for an opportunity to become obvious. You have to think, "Here's what other people and companies have done under certain circumstances. Now, under these new circumstances, how is this management likely to behave?" The plays my father designed for me helped me learn to think ahead. Lots of days I asked him, "Why can't we just invite kids over and play a game?" In order to do something well, he explained, you have to keep practicing and preparing."

- Eddie Lampert, Chairman and CEO, ESL Investments; Chairman, Sears Holdings
Excerpt from Fortune Magazine

Friday, December 5, 2008


Obsession, this is the key to success in any field.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


When wearing only a smile - be sure to smile a lot.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's a new day -

Shake-off those failures and disappointments. It's a new day!

- Joel Osteen

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Loving people...

"You'll never be happy if you can't figure out that loving people is all there is. And that it's more important to love than be loved. Because that is when you feel love, by loving somebody."

- Gwyneth Paltrow

Monday, December 1, 2008


Confidence is not a guarantee of success but a pattern of thinking that will improve your likelihood of success, a tenacious search for ways to make things work.