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Startups are like standing in line for Space Mountain; Google as Death Star… and other quotes of the week
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Startups are like standing in line for Space Mountain; Google as Death Star… and other quotes of the week

One of the best insights, observations, feedback, tweets and random zingers we heard this week.

“A pal, on the option to give up Microsoft and be part of Google: ‘I don’t suppose of it as leaping ship, extra like switching Death Stars.’ ” — Scott Hanselmanon Twitter.

“Each six weeks is so much of cupcakes.” — a spokesperson for Microsoft’s Web Explorer workforce, explaining how Firefox’s new speedy launch schedule ended the tradition of sending congratulatory baked goods for every new version.

“Constructing a enterprise, being an entrepreneur, is a bit of bit like standing in line for Space Mountain. It’s getting thrilling since you’re getting nearer to the experience. And all the warning indicators say Don’t Get on This Experience, however you continue to go, as a result of you understand it’s going to be thrilling. You get on the experience and it’s thrilling for a second, it’s terrifying for some, you get off, you throw up, and then you definately get again in line and do it over again. That’s what entrepreneurs do on a regular basis.” — DEMO producer Chris Shipley, in the Microsoft startup documentary, Ctrl+Alt+Compete.

Startups are like standing in line for Space Mountain; Google as Death Star… and other quotes of the week“Good man.  However, NOT an individual of the 12 months.  Whereas many a villain have graced the cowl and earned such notoriety…it was resulting from their world impression that 12 months.  Humanitarians leaders have additionally earned the title.   Jobs was neither villain nor humanitarian.”  — GeekWire reader, on whether or not Steve Jobs should be named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

“I’ve gotta say, in case you’re up in opposition to Watson, you’ve acquired to look for your possibilities, as a result of it’s going to be cruel.”– Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings on the GeekWire podcast giving advice on competing against IBM’s Watson, a model of which shall be in Seattle this week taking over contestants at the SC11 Supercomputer Convention.

“Generally, in startups in specific, and as a pacesetter of a startup most particularly, your job is to create serendipity. It’s to present it each alternative for the proper factor to occur, magically and by sheer dumb luck.”– Ontela and Sparkbuy co-founder Dan Shapiro throughout a presentation at the Lean Startup Seattle meetup.

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