“A rolIing stone gathers no moss.”
“No” simply means begin again one level higher.
“If you have trouble to make all ends meet, have less ends”.
“True learning (as opposed to education) is a voluntary experience that requires tension and discomfort (the persistent feeling of incompetence as we get better at a skill).”
– Seth Godin, The Practice
“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”
– Buckminster Fuller
Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.
“There’s never a task too great or too small, because the only task to accomplish is the one in front of me. It might appear that there are a thousand things to do, but in fact there is never more than one.”
Katie Byron in A Thousand Names For Joy
“I live on this earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I’m not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process an integral function of the universe.”
– Buckminster Fuller
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
– Elisabeth Kübler Ross in Dood, het laatste stadium van innerlijke groei.
Ondanks wat doorgaans geloofd wordt, is het beter om snel te volgen, dan als eerste te vertrekken.
“Why do fast followers win more often? It’s pretty simple. First Movers tend to launch without really fully understanding customer problems or the product features that solve those problems. They guess at their business model and then do premature, loud and aggressive Public Relations hype and early company launches and quickly burn through their cash.. This is a great strategy if there’s a bubble occuring in your market or you are going to bet it all on flipping your company for a sale. Otherwise the jury is in. There’s no advantage. ”
“Astute fast-followers recognize that part of Customer Discovery is learning from the first-mover by looking at the arrows in their backs. Then avoiding them.”
|Innovator||First to develop or patent an idea|
|Product Pioneer||First to have a working model|
|First Mover||First to sell the product||47% failure rate|
|Fast Follower||Entered early but not first||8% failure rate|