13 Rules for Being Alone and Being Happy About It

As you read this, I’m flying back to The U.S. from China. Alone. While I was there, I ran a marathon. Alone. I stayed in a hotel room alone (mostly). I wandered around Beijing alone. I sat down to eat at the local restaurants alone.

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Ive’s Sinking Feeling

Jonathan Ive:

“And there have been times when we’ve been working on a program and when we are at a very mature stage and we do have solutions and you have that sinking feeling because you’re trying to articulate the values to yourself and to others just a little bit too loudly. And you have that sinking feeling that the fact that you are having to articulate the value and persuade other people is probably indicative of the fact that actually it’s not good enough. On a number of occasions we’ve actually all been honest with ourselves and said ‘you know, this isn’t good enough, we need to stop’. And that’s very difficult.”

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emily horne of A Softer World has “CORN DOGS” knuckle tats: true or false? before answering “false” remember that peer pressure can help someone GET THINGS DONE

How to Turn New Customers Into Repeat Customers (the secret is this one experiment)

How to Increase Sales at a Spa with Email Marketing

The other day I walked into one of the local spas by my place…

…and I realized how clueless people are when it comes to using the web to market their businesses.

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Asana – The registration process implements the same interface…

What You Need to Know About Health Insurance for the Self-Employed

Being self-employed does not have to equal being uninsured. Actually, it does not even have to equal insanely expensive health care, either. When the health reform bill goes into full effect in 2014, you’ll be able to buy insurance, with guaranteed issue, at very reasonable rates through Health Benefits Exchanges.

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The meaning of the Facebook IPO: "Silicon Valley is screwed as we know it."

Derek Thompson has a short interview with Steve Blank about Facebook's IPO and what it means for Silicon Valley:

Facebook's success has the unintended consequence of leading to the demise of Silicon Valley as a place where investors take big risks on advanced science and tech that helps the world. The golden age of Silicon valley is over and we're dancing on its grave. On the other hand, Facebook is a great company. I feel bittersweet.

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You will be judged (or you will be ignored)

Those are pretty much the only two choices.

Being judged is uncomfortable. Snap judgments, prejudices, misinformation… all of these, combined with not enough time (how could there be) to truly know you, means that you will inevitably be misjudged, underestimated (or overestimated) and unfairly rejected.

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The Journey to Becoming a Designer is Never Easy | Design Sojourn

Not everyone

If you’re marketing a bass guitar or an orchid or an electric SUV, why are you concerned with what everyone thinks about it?

It seems to me that you should only care about the opinion of those that are actually open to buying one.

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