I use small barriers to avoid kooks

The weird thing about getting a little publicity is that you start to get kooks coming out of the woodwork. People write wanting to "collaborate" on something but mostly they just want to get popular without working. The conferences you go to have lots of "independent consultants" offering advice but they are really just unemployed. And if you ever try ...

I seriously love this

My brother just sent this to me: Chompz In-N-Out Delivery An In-N-Out delivery service for Stanford students! Why'd they do it? Were seniors. Were bored. Its around that time to hunt for jobs, and, well, that takes time and effort. So we decided to bring In-N-Out burgers to campus. [...] We probably wont make much, if anything, ...

10 things about yourself that would surprise you

What would happen if you tracked these things? 1. How much $ you spend per month 2. How long you spend talking to your family per month 3. How much time you spent working on the thing you say is your "passion" last month 4. How far you walk every day 5. How much you read NOT from a computer 6. ...

My advice to Facebook

My friend Noah Kagan is a product manager at Facebook. He just coordinated the rollout of a new Valentine's promotion, which I thought was pretty cool. But I also had some suggestions for him, which echo my suggestions of not getting greedy and trying to monetize things too quickly (see On Greed and Speed). Now, The Facebook has already built ...

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Smart People Ask Questions

This is a story about how I learned to cut an onion. After college, when I finally starting cooking for myself, I decided to add more to my food than just crushed red pepper. So I bought some onions and other stuff and started cutting them up and putting them in my food. About six months later, I went to ...

Think in Weeks, Not Years

Trying to strike a deal with a big company is like inviting Hulk Hogan to smash a diamond-tipped rock against your head for 57 days straight. I cannot count the number of times I've been in a Monday meeting, we've finally agreed on some minor action item for the next step (like the company employee sending me a 2-paragraph project ...