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26 November, 2009

“After all my agonising over the correct formula to apply, it was pointed out to me that ultimately the value I put on the company is irrelevant because all that matters is what the market is willing to pay.”

— Oodles founder Steve Sherlock, Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: The dark art of valuations.

24 November, 2009

Man: “… Everyone was laughing. It was one of the worst moments of my life.”

“Yeah, but put it in perspective. There’s no way that makes your Wikipedia page.”

— Overheard on a Melbourne train. We’re unsure whether the man actually has a Wikipedia page or whether this is a new turn of phrase.

20 November, 2009

“You aren’t a failure until you start blaming others for your problems.”


17 November, 2009

“Your formal skills should be a starting point in business, not what you end up doing.”

— From Anthillian Steve Sammartino‘s Outsourcing little tips, extracted from his forthcoming Startup School event in Sydney later this month.

10 November, 2009

— Pop artist Andy Warhol on the democracy of capitalism, in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: (From A to B and Back Again), 1975.

6 November, 2009

“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”

— American political scientist John M. Richardson, Jr.

5 November, 2009

“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I might remember. Involve me and I will understand.”

Chinese proverb

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