Evernote’s Phil Libin began playing piano at age 41. Now, his company is more harmonious, too.
Shlomi Cohen is the saxophonist. The band is called Klik - with a K.
Loving this business book by Josh Kaufman. Very much recommended for everybody #reading #books #reader #business #mba #nonfiction #riches #advice #facts #boringstuff #accounting #showyourwork #sharpie #art #text #font #project #words (at New York, New York)
So the Jewish religion forbids doing business on Shabbos - even talking about business matters which pertain to you in the future (it is okay to discuss irrelevant stuff from the news etc.).
So there is a story of a Jewish businessman who comes to his Rabbi asking if a certain thing is to be discussed on Shabbos.
The rebbe is like “When?”
So the Jew repeats “On Shabbos!”.
The rebbe asks again “When?”
"On the S-A-B-B-A-T-H, The holy day!"
The rebbe smiles, “I understand. But when?”
So the Jew starts going through the options…
When I’m walking to shul with my kids - I guess not.
While we gather in shul to pray- I guess not.
While walking home with my friends or during the wonderful family meal? I guess not.
On the serene Shabbos morning while the birds are chirping outside?
In shul while we say Mimkomcha or read the Torah?
When I’m with the family?
While I’m plugged out from the stress and the busy-ness of the week?
While I have a couple of hours to be myself and delve into my books and reach the greatest heights? I guess not.
The Jew just sits there, getting the point.
After a long silence the rebbe smiles softly and says, “I suppose it’s permissible under the law”.
"But when?" the guy finally says.
Amazon famously loses money every year despite being one of the most beloved brands in the world and one every single one of use every month. Hello? (It’s amazing how much they don’t abuse this dependency, BTW!)
So the simple explanation for this artificial money-losing is that they reinvest it in the business.
But imagine you’re a warehouse manager at Amazon and you want to try something new, something crazy. Imagine you’re a hiring manager at Amazon and you need 17 senior engineers. Imagine you’re a buyer who is considering buying the last truckload of something.
And you ask yourself “what am I doing? does it pay?”
At Amazon nobody has to ask that. Childish, foolish, reckless, money-losing, and conquering the world.
Casey Neistat has had a profound influence on my life since I found out about him about a year ago. He influenced me as a dad, inspired me to hack stuff, made me excited to just get out and make things, and taught me to be less afraid. All that.
He announced, in one of his weaker videos to date (I’m sorry) that he is about to be a dad. I’m happy for him. A lot. And for the lucky kid.
Loving this business book #prototype #startup #tech #innovation #business #success #riches #justdoit #prototype #effort #intelligence #mindset #philosophy #showyourwork #lovingit #brain #brainjuice
Truth in yo face #reading #goodreads #wisdom #books #philosophy #truth #zen #dothework #showyourwork #family #truthinyoface #library (at Kiryas Joel, New York)
Eat whole foods.
That’s it. There is no catch.
This is available on the ‘jobs’ page for the benefit of those thinking of joining the company. Bias for Action is my favorite. “Bias for Action: Speed matters in business. Many decisions and actions are reversible and do not need extensive study. We value calculated risk taking.”