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Waking up early makes a difference

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

True story, just not mine YET. Read on.. Every day for the past nine months I have woken up around 4am on purpose. It’s amazing to have a sizable chunk of my day’s work accomplished as I watch the sun rise and hug my children good morning. Getting work done early makes it easier to spend the day handling emergencies, being around for...

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If you don’t believe in your idea, no one else will

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

The following quote, from the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, is stenciled on the wall of idealab, run by Bill Gross and Marcia Goodstein. Gross has started dozens of companies in his career, including Citysearch, eToys, and GoTo.com. He is therefore no stranger to the reaction with which new ideas (potential future truths) are often greeted when they...

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Why Some Great Ideas Catch On And Others Don’t

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Interesting Articles | 0 comments

Anesthesia caught on overnight, while antiseptic took decades. Why? It’s interesting to see how great ideas, when pitched incorrectly, take longer to catch on. The basic answer to that question is… Anesthesia made a doctor’s job easier (there was a lot less patient flailing), while antiseptics made it harder (surgeons had to shift from...

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