If I was a video game, I would think this is a bug… my health bar is at zero, but I’m not dying. — A founder friend of mine, battling against the odds. Maybe the most determined person I’ve ever met, and a great sense of humor about it all.
Now, in your hands is a consumer product that touches billions of people around the globe. Through YouTube the world has witnessed countless memorable events — from Felix Baumgartner’s epic live jump from space to the more pedestrian “Charlie bit my finger.” Every day, new creators are made, new content is watched, and new communities are formed. In short, YouTube is a stunningly impressive behemoth and arguably the best consumer-web acquisition of all time.
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
there’s a lot of people in the world with real problems and running a venture funded startup isn’t a real problem… It’s a privilege… That doesn’t mean it isn’t mentally, socially, emotionally, and economically hard as hell. —
2013. Hard Lessons Learned. | Ben Milne
Yup. Let’s keep things in perspective, people.
Each time we lose a customer, I feel like my girlfriend dumped me AND told me what guy she’s gonna sleep with next. — A quote from a friend - edited for profanity as their version was a bit more “colorful” - via a post I just published on Medium.
Happy weekend! It was a snowy one here in NYC.
Taking a minute to say THANK YOU to you all for spreading the word about our Kickstarter (#Lickstarter!) this first week. We’re building a great team, and here is a list of those who are a part of it. You guys are awesome.
Join the MilkMade team today and get yo name on this list!
1. I can’t believe Soraya beat me to the punch and was the first backer!
2. Get on this! MilkMade makes a great gift to your loved ones… and that includes yourself!
Let’s grow Milkmade! Get the best ice cream of your life, delivered right to your door. Support the #lickstarter! http://thndr.it/1b0ieD7
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death. — RIP Nelson Mandela
We were changing things, and we saw from the church groups who protested us, the plain clothes cops that would come to our shows and camp out outside SST, we knew we were making a difference. And while I don’t think we were important, I knew we were onto something, and we never—didn’t make us think that we were any big damn deal at all. But we knew we were making ripples in an otherwise placid pool. — Henry Rollins, talking about the influence Black Flag had on Southern California at the time. (via matyus)
(Source: youtube.com, via matyus)