[FoRK] Clintonism — the heroic age of dot-com entrepreneurship

Brian Dear brian at nettle.com
Tue Jul 8 10:28:11 PDT 2014

Ah, that must be my problem.  I'm in San Diego and I have not only a software startup plan, but ALSO a movie script, AND what's worse, I have no interest in medical devices. Guess I'm doomed.

- Brian

On Jul 23, 2012, at 8:06 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:

> In California, everyone in Palo Alto has a software startup plan, in Hollywood everyone has a movie script, in Orange County everyone has real estate development plan (or a natural foods or sports drink plan), in Temecula/Mendocino/Napa everyone has a winery proposal, in San Diego everyone has a medical device pitch.....
> Beatniks and hippies are simply impotent and misguided rages against the machine.  Entreprenuerialism is real change from the inside.
> One of the most relevant quotes is, when everone's thinking the same thing, nobody's thinking.   All the most successful entrepreneurs I know truly think differently.   Mind you, not in the Apple/hipster marketing way, but truly.
> Greg
> On 7/22/2012 11:59 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> Interesting take.
>>> AND that, I think, is the real meaning of the Millennial affect —
>>> which is, like the entrepreneurial ideal, essentially everyone’s now.
>>> Today’s polite, pleasant personality is, above all, a commercial
>>> personality. It is the salesman’s smile and hearty handshake, because
>>> the customer is always right and you should always keep the customer
>>> happy. If you want to get ahead, said Benjamin Franklin, the original
>>> business guru, make yourself pleasing to others.
> -- 
> greg at bolcer.org, http://bolcer.org, c: +1.714.928.5476
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