A friend of mine went to college at MIT.
“One of my professors repeated himself,” she said. “Every lecture was the same.” The class was introductory physics.
“You mean he gave the same lecture year after year?” I said. “No. Every lecture.”” —Seth’s Blog » Blog Archive » MIT Professor Reenacts the Movie Groundhog Day
sans étoile ni boussole
allant où mène la discussion
brisant les certitudes des siècles.” —Janet Kalven
L’entraînement des forces spéciales en Corée du Nord.
President Obama on why Mitt Romney’s record in the private sector matters (via barackobama)
As you know, a prologue is written last but placed first to explain the book’s shortcomings and to ask the reader to be kind. But a prologue is also a note of farewell from the writer to his book. For years the writer and his book have been together—friends or bitter enemies but very close as only love and fighting can accomplish.
Then suddenly the book is done. It is a kind of death. This is the requiem.” —John Steinbeck
Entrepreneurship is a self-actualizing and a self-transcending activity that—through responsiveness to the market—integrates the self, the entrepreneur, with society.
Unavoidably, therefore, entrepreneurship is an exercise in social responsibility. To suppress or constrain innovation and improvement—and their implementation—ignores a society’s needs and wants, holds it back, and diminishes its future. Entrepreneurship is the unique process that, by fusing innovation and implementation, allows individuals to bring new ideas into being for the benefit of themselves and others. It is sui generis, an irreducible form of freedom.” —Reaction Wheel: On fixing VC ourselves