November 8, 2013
"Tim Cook doesn’t send you a hand-written note after you buy a laptop. He can’t. But you can. That’s one advantage of being small: you can provide a level of service no big company can."

— Paul Graham

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Filed under: entrepreneurship 
October 6, 2013
"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people."

Randy Pausch

August 9, 2013
"You have to be be prepared (as a successful entrepreneur) to not care what other people think about you - except your consumer. That’s the only person you should care about."

— Mariam Naficy

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Filed under: tech entrepreneurship 
June 12, 2013
Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake | Video on TED.com

"Ultimately most of what we do takes place here. Inside the box with limited resources. Learning to be creative within the confines our limitations is the best hope we have to transform ourselves and our world." -Very inspiring

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Filed under: art creativity 
May 27, 2013
"Good entrepreneurs make complicated things simple, bad entrepreneurs make simple things complicated."

-Kenneth To (aka me) thinking about about problem solving and Steve Jobs

*My friend said someone already came up with this, but I still like it

May 27, 2013
"It’s a lot easier to make a simple thing complicated than to make a complicated thing simple."

— Kenneth To (aka me!) Some thoughts I had today while working on presentations.

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Filed under: presentations ideas life 
May 21, 2013
Rand Paul during Apple Tax hearing
SEN PAUL: I don’t know of anybody on this panel who tries to maximize their tax burden. I mean my question for Mr. Harvey : Do you take any deductions on your taxes?
MR. HARVEY: Obviously I do.
SEN PAUL: Do you choose to maximize your tax burden or minimize your tax burden?
MR. HARVEY: Uh minimize it.
SEN PAUL: Do you think you’re a bad person for doing that?
MR. HARVEY: Absolutely not.
May 21, 2013
Rand Paul Blasts His Colleagues, And Says It's Outrageous That Apple Is Being Harassed About Its Taxes

"Instead of Apple executives we should have brought in here a giant mirror," he added. "Congress should be on trial here for creating a byzantine tax code.” -Rand Paul

It’s hilarious to watch the Senate being angry at Apple for not paying enough taxes.   U.S. congress yells, “We created those loopholes only for our donors and contributors, not for you!”

 

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Filed under: rand paul apple tech 
May 20, 2013
A Virtual Weimar: Hyperinflation in a Video Game World

I thought this was a fun little read about hyperinflation in an in-game marketplace.

May 13, 2013
"People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint."

— Steve Jobs