03 7 / 2012
Ian Chan is tweeting his poker games at the WSOP. The Twitter engineer started playing poker in 2002 and is currently ranked in the top five players in the tournament.
26 6 / 2012
A great post by Vinicius Vacanti on launching an experiment rather than a startup. Looking at something as an experiment gives you the freedom to play, learn, grow and change. An experiment lets you test hypotheses. Ultimately that’s going to allow you to achieve success more than a fixed idea that is, as yet, completely unproven and untested. Derek Sivers expresses a similar opinion in his article Why you need your own company. The url to Sivers’ post is telling - sivers.org/laboratory. Sivers treats his companies as laboratories. Places to try things and see what happens.
But, by thinking of it as a quick experiment, that fear tends to go away. The beautiful thing about experiments is that disproving your hypothesis isn’t thought of as a failure. It’s thought of as progress
Go experiment, treat work as play, build something small and fluid.