The party that lost the election is continuing the fight by other means.
You have to be careful trying to infer something from everything, because in today’s world, it is virtually impossible to separate the signal from the noise.
-- Everybody Knows Everything
The question we would always have, before we would embark on such a thing is: What’s the idea? What would we do that would be different? How would it be better? We don’t want to just do things because we can do them. We don’t want to be redundant.
-- Jeff Bezos on Charlie Rose
One of the defining things about the nature of ideas is just how fragile they are. When you’re not sure whether something is going to work, the idea is vulnerable. Part of protecting the idea is to be careful about who you show it to; premature criticism can shut something down that perhaps deserves more of a chance.
-- Quiet By Design: Naomi Campbell Interviews Jony Ive
If you're going to create a company, you need to create a working prototype. Everything works great on PowerPoint. You can make anything work on PowerPoint.
If we believe that freedom means an environment where great ideas can take root, where they can grow and be nurtured without fear of irrational restrictions or burdens, then it’s our duty to change course, because your generation ought to have the same freedom to shape the future as the generation that came before.
On suppression of free speech:
We see it every day now, with every data breach, every privacy violation, every blind eye turned to hate speech. Fake news poisoning our national conversation.
The easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days, the times that challenge you to your very core, that will determine who you are. You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.
-- UC Berkeley
If a bull market climbs a wall of worries, this one is free-soloing like Alex Honnold.
-- Bill Alpert, Barron's
I never thought I’d see a Communist government cut taxes to spur growth, but here we are.
-- Eddy Elfenbein
I think that what this new generation of companies is doing - including Automattic, GitHub, Elasticsearch - they're saying, “Why should we constrain ourselves to only hire people that either live in or can commute within a 70-mile distance of the headquarters. That's silly. That is a geographic filter which takes out the vast majority of the talent and intelligence in the world. We can do better.
-- Matt Mullenweg