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You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it's not about grand innovation, it's about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.
I think entrepreneurship is a beautiful thing.
I only take causes or write about things that I am passionate about, and I do it with a certain flair and a sort of wink and a nod.
When I was coming up as an entrepreneur, I had to fight for everything I got, and there was no clear roadmap of how to be successful.
For tech, I like the 'DailySearchCast', 'TWiT' and anything Veronica Belmont does on CNET. I think Perez Hilton is a riot, and the rest of my consumption is by people: Folks like Dave Winer, Fred Wilson, Mark Cuban, Brian Alvey, Jeff Jarvis, Xeni Jardin, etc.
Journalists have misquoted people for so long - and quoted them out of context that for many people like to have their words on record.
Blogging is great, and I read blogs all day long. However, my goal is really to have a deep, meaningful discussion with people. For some reason, I'm able to accomplish this best via email.
People like rich applications on their desktop, and there is no reason why you can't have both a rich desktop and a light, cloud-based application framework. Why is it always either/or for people?
That's one of the things I love about entrepreneurship is that if you see something that you don't like - and if you think you have a better idea - you can pursue your model.
The companies that won't do well will be the me-too companies: the fifth, sixth, seventh version of Twitter, etc.
I don't need YouTube's money. I have my own money.
I don't want someone taking half a sentence or paraphrasing me... Just too much risk.
The down market favours the small two-, three-, four-person company, not the huge company with 100 people losing half a million dollars a month.
The web and physical world is plagued with abundance - people need help sorting through all the good and bad stuff out there. The tyranny of choice is causing major psychic pain and frustration for people.
As a publisher, you have no direct relationship with advertisers.
I like to get attention for the things I think are important. And I think it is important that entrepreneurs - especially young ones - not be abused.
I am a huge fan of capitalism and a huge fan of entrepreneurship and changing the world with technology and with entrepreneurship. Capitalism is awesome. To me, capitalism is my religion.
If you get people to commit to an email relationship, it's the deepest, most intimate relationship you can have online. Much deeper than Facebook and certainly more intimate than a blog.
Mahalo's business model is advertising. Yahoo, Google, Ask, AOL and MSN are all advertising-based. So I don't see anything wrong with advertising-based search.
What I've learned in my career is that it takes the same amount of effort to build a $10bn company as it does a $1bn company; you as the entrepreneur are going to put your entire life, your entire effort into it.
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