jericsinger: Things that lead to froth: Celebrity angel investors Pseudo-celebrity institutional investors “Sure thing” incubators A compelling narrative for why this time is different Ready tales of overnight success Things that lead to bubbles: Hidden correlations Rapid deregulation A large, opaque, and poorly understood asset class Human nature $$$
I can see that lack of resolution now as a young writer’s move. You find that...– Franzen
A page was enough, by then. If you read the biographies of people who have...– Franzen
So right around the beginning of the nineties I suddenly had three male writer...– Franzen
I just suddenly saw it. I suddenly made the connection between my needs as a...– Franzen
INTERVIEWER You’ve said you were writing eight hours a day. FRANZEN I could...– Franzen
And people, creative, industrious people, will be able to get their products to...– Larry Ellison
If you can improve the wealth in China, if you can increase the wealth in...– Larry Ellison in 1995
INTERVIEWER Did you devise another kind of program for yourselves? Did you go...– Franzen
I understand better how much of writing a novel is about self-examination,...– Jonathan Franzen
INTERVIEWER Do you ever find critics useful? GORDIMER Yes, but you must...– Nadine Gordimer in the Paris Review
The most vital lesson [Reid has] learned from 22 years working at record...– L.A. Reid
Sina Weibo updates its "Community Conventions" →
dbreunig: Of special note is article 13: Article 13: Users have the right to publish information, but may not publish any information that: Opposes the basic principles established by the constitution Harms the unity, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of the nation Reveals national secrets, endangers national security, or threatens the the honor or interests of the nation ...
Now it’s true that by structuring the company as a kind of personal...– aws meets corporate governance
DA: You mentioned your vision of where the PC will be on every desk and in every...– Bill Gates, 1993, talking about the future.
Now electronic mail has been a huge phenomena for us. And it keeps a little bit...– Bill Gates, circa 1993
The problem that we have in this country is that the customers went away. The...– i don’t agree with most of this statement about public schools in the united states.
SJ: The computer industry is at a very critical juncture where those people are...– Steve Jobs in 1995. how times have changed.
And remember that Facebook was developed at the tail-end of the PC era. As the...– The FT’s Lex takes a look at Facebook
But we made a mistake which was to try to follow the same formula we did at...– Steve Jobs on NeXT, which was founded in 1986 (!)
We’re not satisfied based on the accomplishment of the last thirty years....– Steve Jobs. (take that, founder’s fund/stagnationists/present-exceptionalism-ers!)
I certainly think that having some dimension, when you’re young, that you...– Bill Gates on education
.. the new concept we’re really trying to apply here—and a lot of...– Marc Andreessen
Think of each website as an application, and every single click, every single...– Read the 1995 Smithsonian Oral History interview with Marc Andreessen and then the recent Wired interview back-to-back. This quote is from only one interview, but it feels equally true for both.