People don't vote on policy, they vote for leaders, for people whose values seem American to them, for people they feel they can trust.
I think the best kind of virality is a product that people like so much that they just want to tell people about it.
Paul Buchheit via mashable.com
When you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth.
--Steve Jobs via Scott Brown on danhau.posterous.com
Cookbooks promise to effect a kind of domestic alchemy. Although seemingly straightforward, they hold out the hope of liberation from a routine of leftover chicken and from children who refuse to eat food of any colour except white. To follow their instructions... is to turn a mundane task into an engaging, romantic process. Cookbooks also provide an opportunity to delve into distant cultures without having to turn up early at the airport or read subtitles.
Here, then, are 10 questions to ask to see whether you're up for the challenge of entrepreneurship.
Well worth a read for friends interested in it...