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  • Steven shared from a Personal Document
    You jerk along from moment to moment, fighting everything that comes at you. Always trying to win. UTAH A flaw I'm working on. BODHI The only way to win out here is to surrender. You have to feel what the wave is doing, accept its energy, get in sync. Just feel it
    Note: surfing
  • Steven shared from The House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton
    Memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of my mind, began to sneak through cracks. Images were tossed up high and dry, picture-perfect, as if a lifetime hadn’t passed between.
  • Steven shared from a Personal Document
    His studies are very desultory and eccentric, but he has amassed a lot of out-of-the way knowledge which would astonish his professors."
    Note: aptly describes myself and sherlock holmes.
  • Steven shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    There falls a shadow, as T. S. Eliot noted, between the conception and the creation. In the annals of innovation, new ideas are only part of the equation. Execution is just as important.
  • Steven shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    “The Apple Marketing Philosophy” that stressed three points. The first was empathy, an intimate connection with the feelings of the customer: “We will truly understand their needs better than any other company.” The second was focus: “In order to do a good job of those things that we decide to do, we must eliminate all of the unimportant opportunities.” The third and equally important principle, awkwardly named, was impute. It emphasized that people form an opinion about a company or product based on the signals that it conveys.
    Note: The Apple Marketing Philosophy: 3 points - empathy, focus, impute
  • Steven shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    Finally Jobs proposed Apple Computer. “I was on one of my fruitarian diets,”
    Note: Finally Jobs proposed Apple Computer. "I was on one of my fruitarian diets," he explained.
  • Steven shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    So for $3 an hour, Jobs, Wozniak, and Brennan donned heavy full-body costumes and headgear to play Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit.
    Note: is there a pic of this???
  • Steven shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    His wife also did not request any restrictions or control, nor did she ask to see in advance what I would publish. In fact she strongly encouraged me to be honest about his failings as well as his strengths. She is one of the smartest and most grounded people I have ever met. “There are parts of his life and personality that are extremely messy, and that’s the truth,” she told me early on. “You shouldn’t whitewash it. He’s good at spin, but he also has a remarkable story, and I’d like to see that it’s all told truthfully.”
  • Steven shared from Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street (Norton Paperback) by Michael Lewis
    Knowing about markets is knowing about other people’s weaknesses.
    Note: Knowing about markets is knowing about other people's weaknesses #LiarsPoker
  • Steven shared from Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street (Norton Paperback) by Michael Lewis
    John Gutfreund’s now legendary comment that to succeed on the Salomon Brothers trading floor a person had to wake up each morning “ready to bite the ass off a bear.”