“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.”—— Steve Jobs (via Josh Buckley)
Saul Klein had this great breakdown of the “perfect startup team” on quora. Couldn’t agree more:
"My view is the Platonic startup has a founding team of a developer, a designer and a distributor.
The perfect startup has all three founders:
someone who understands how to build technologies and systems to solve problems;
someone who understands the human factors behind those problems, why they exist, what it takes to fix them and how to shape the experience;
someone who understands how to reach, talk to and sell to the people whose problems are being solved - and keep finding more of them
The ideal startup has two of the three founders, but all three skills are present between them.
Very few people have all three skills, and even if they come close, they are rarely in perfect balance. In modern business Steve Jobs is probably the only person who even comes close, which arguably took him 25+ years….”
“Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”—Mark Twain
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand”—Albert Einstein