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  • steven shared from Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
    great is suspect, and anyone who wants to change the world should be more humble. Small, incremental steps are the only safe path forward. 2. Stay lean and flexible All companies must be “lean,” which is code for “unplanned.” You should not know what your business will do; planning is arrogant and inflexible. Instead you should try things out, “iterate,” and treat entrepreneurship as agnostic experimentation. 3. Improve on the competition Don’t try to create a new market prematurely. The only way to know you have a real business is to start with an already existing customer, so you...
  • steven shared from Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
    great is suspect, and anyone who wants to change the world should be more humble. Small, incremental steps are the only safe path forward. 2. Stay lean and flexible All companies must be “lean,” which is code for “unplanned.” You should not know what your business will do; planning is arrogant and inflexible. Instead you should try things out, “iterate,” and treat entrepreneurship as agnostic experimentation. 3. Improve on the competition Don’t try to create a new market prematurely. The only way to know you have a real business is to start with an already existing customer, so you...
  • steven shared from A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin
    It is made in the shape of a candle to remind us that a maester must cast light wherever he serves, and it is sharp to remind us that knowledge can be dangerous. Wise men may grow arrogant in their wisdom, but a maester must always remain humble.
    Note: beautifully said
  • steven shared from A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) by George R. R. Martin
    A man needed the votes of two-thirds of the Sworn Brothers to become the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch,
    Note: interesting
  • steven shared from A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) by George R. R. Martin
    Ygritte was flushed. “You’re mine,” she whispered. “Mine, as I’m yours. And if we die, we die. All men must die, Jon Snow. But first we’ll live.” “Yes.” His voice was thick. “First we’ll live.”