Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
All things new and novel gets featured, publicised and all the attention.
For example, the blogs featuring new startups, cafes & restaurants. There always seem to be a sense of excitement & positivity around these announcements.
Why not start a blog to feature all things old - to learn how they sustain, re-invent and grow themselves?
Why not start a blog to feature all things that failed? What went not right, what could be done better?
Can we learn more this way? I think so. But i also understand we humans seek and crave novelty; not the dry mundane stuff.
Steve Ballmer, 2007:
Right now we’re selling millions and millions and millions of phones a year. Apple is selling zero phones a year.
Steve Ballmer, a few months later:
It’s sort of a funny question. Would I trade 96% of the market for 4% of the market? (Laughter.) I want to have…
"You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in book stores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor"
A Poison Tree
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine.
And he knew that it was mine,
And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.