Don't Trust Cause-Effect Relationships
Causality is the relationship between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first. A startup is a human institution designed to create a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty. Uncertainty is the essence of a startup. A startup operates in an uncertain environment: both the problem to be solved...
Forgetfullness is a Property of All Actions
If the man of action, in Goethe’s phrase, is without conscience, he is also without knowledge: he forgets most things in order to do one, he is unjust to what is behind him, and only recognises one law, the law of that which is to be. So he loves his work infinitely more, than it deserves to be loved; and the best works are produced in such an ecstasy of love that they must always be...
Don't Kill the Fun
Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning. (Rich Cook) Computer programming is fun. This is the only truth. Don’t trust who says that it is boring. Or better, just feel sorry for her, because two are the reasons: either she let others...