(Business) Owners commonly want to have a family atmosphere. This is admirable, but understand that a company with a great culture and no profits is going to die. You have to make sure your culture doesn’t excuse people from getting their jobs done.
Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! by Greg Crabtree
Amen.

Amen.

Jeff Bezos in his annual shareholder letter:

Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It’s not optional. We understand that and believe in failing early and iterating until we get it right. When this process works, it means our failures are relatively small in size (most experiments can start small), and when we hit on something that is really working for customers, we double-down on it with hopes to turn it into an even bigger success. However, it’s not always as clean as that. Inventing is messy, and over time, it’s certain that we’ll fail at some big bets too.

Always a good read.

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….I saw the daughter and tears flowed.

Zidane is unique. The ball flows with him. He is more like a dancer than a football player. - Franz Beckenbauer

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.
Marvin Gaye

When band nerds turn badass. #respect

tuneage:

Have you caught this video of TOO MANY ZOOZ playing in Union Square subway stop?

Upbeat, toe-taping and god damn can that baritone saxophonist dance (side note: do you know how hard it is to play a saxaphone and dance? It’s very, very hard). 

Watch this video to put a smile on your face. Get excited about life. TOO MANY ZOOZ is going to help you start the weekend off right. 

Innovation comes from long-term thinking and iterative execution.

Four Things You Need to Know About Video Collaboration Today

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