Shipping isn’t focused on producing a masterpiece, but all masterpieces get shipped.
– Seth Godin
Posts Tagged ‘wealth’
– John Mackey
CEO, Whole Foods Market
Makers are in control. That’s what fascinates them.
1,000,000 Facebook fans would be great to have, but you can’t eat a wall post and Retweets don’t pay the rent.
A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce. They will drive 200 miles to see you sing. They will buy the super deluxe re-issued hi-res box set of your stuff even though they have the low-res version. They have a Google Alert set for your name. They bookmark the eBay page where your out-of-print editions show up. They come to your openings. They have you sign their copies. They buy the t-shirt, and the mug, and the hat. They can’t wait till you issue your next work. They are true fans.
And so it’s clearer to programmers that wealth is something that’s made, rather than being distributed, like slices of a pie.
– Paul Graham in How to Make Wealth
A surprising number of people retain from childhood the idea that there is a fixed amount of wealth in the world. [...] What leads people astray here is the abstraction of money. Money is not wealth. It’s just something we use to move wealth around.
– Paul Graham on How to Make Wealth