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

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Jul 8 16:37:35 PDT 2014

I recently made a list: 36 active (i.e. not completely abandoned or overcome by events) entrepreneurial ideas, including a few books 
in research.  And I know many ideas didn't come to mind again at the time.

Most are low on my priority list, with a couple needing immediate patent filing attention.  Several are just for fun at some level 
(but not for tax purposes!).


On 7/8/14, 10:28 AM, Brian Dear wrote:
> 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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