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" Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading. "
" I intentionally abandoned the hard stuff early on because not only do I think it's useless, I think it's a distraction. "
" I was lucky enough to co-found a business in college that ended up with 400 employees, and I launched 20 different projects while I was there - a project a week. "
" We're not going to outgrow our need for information. "
" If you're going to build a lean enterprise, you can test and measure how often the company ships iterations, how often it fails, how often it is putting things in front of people that don't work. "
" Normal is fading away. Governments and industries and schools like normal, because it's easier, it scales and it's profitable. But people don't like it - we want to be who we are, not who some marketer tells us to be. "
" One reason I encourage people to blog is that the act of doing it stretches your available vocabulary and hones a new voice. "
" When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate. "
" Kickstarter eliminates the risk that publishers and booksellers face. They have limited resources and limited shelf space, and Kickstarter is proof to them that something is going to work. "
" I think that the economics of book publishing favor hits with long book runs. You make all your money on the last bunch of books, not the first. "
" Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don't show up. They want to be missed when they're gone. "
" A bully is playing a game, one that he or she enjoys and needs. You're welcome to play this game if it makes you happy, but for most people, it will make you miserable. "
" I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge. "
" I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing. "
" What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years. It's about leading and connecting people and ideas. And it's something that people have wanted forever. "
" If you're going to buy a real book, a paper book, there better be a good reason. Perhaps scarcity is one of those reasons. "
" The danger of the Web is that you can go from idea to public announcement in under ten minutes. "
" The Net is not television. It is the finest direct-marketing mechanism in the history of mankind. It is direct mail with free stamps, and it allows you to create richer and deeper relationships than you've ever been able to create before. "
" The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way. "
" I think there's plenty of room for blogs that exist to pay the blogger, or blogs that exist to turn a profit. That's just not the kind of blog I'm writing, and I'm not the kind of blogger that could do that. "
" The internet was supposed to homogenize everyone by connecting us all. Instead what it's allowed is silos of interest. "
" Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person. "
" If a product's future is unlikely to be remarkable - if you can't imagine a future in which people are once again fascinated by your product - it's time to realize that the game has changed. Instead of investing in a dying product, take profits and reinvest them in building something new. "
" In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible. "
" My blogging life is basically goalless. I like the zen nature of that, and paradoxically, it improves results. "
" Most people have bosses who hire them to fill a slot in the work chart and to do what they are told. And most people who are doing what they are told feel safe; it feels reliable. "
" This notion that it is up to each person to innovate in some way flies in the face of the industrial age, but you know what, the industrial age is over. "
" Kickstarter isn't a profit center, it's an organizer and an instigator. "
" Permission marketing is marketing without interruptions. "
" The future of publishing is about having connections to readers and the knowledge of what those readers want. "
" Canoeing was hard and scary, and the wind could blow you across the lake if you did it wrong. After a year of not doing it right, I could talk to people and get them to sit up straight, take different kinds of chances, to breathe differently, to engage in the moment in the boat. And I changed them, and I changed me in the process. "