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February 21, 2014 at 05:03PM
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Aus einem Stelleninserat: “SIE DENKEN DAS GEHT NICHT, GEBEN SIE UNS DIE CHANCE IHNEN DIES ZU BEWEISEN!” http://t.co/lDDjUCZmPP Oh weh.— Nico Luchsinger (@halbluchs) February 17, 2014
Bitcoin, in that sense, is anti democratic. It’s based on mistrust rather than trust, it refuses to take any responsibility onto itself – indeed, it doesn’t even have a self to take responsibility onto. It’s nihilistic, and an attractive alternative only to things which are downright bad.
Thirty—the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
VCs have control when things don’t work. Entrepreneurs have control when they do.
— An important and true insight from Fred Wilson (A VC: Entrepreneurs Have Control When Things Work, VCs Have Control When They Don’t).
The attributes that make great entrepreneurs are common in certain manias, though in milder forms and harnessed in ways that are hugely productive. Instead of recklessness, the entrepreneur loves risk. Instead of delusions, the entrepreneur imagines a product that sounds so compelling that it inspires people to bet their careers, or a lot of money, on something that doesn’t exist and may never sell.
The very four digits that Amazon considers unimportant enough to display in the clear on the web are precisely the same ones that Apple considers secure enough to perform identity verification.
— Scary, scary read: How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking.