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- The media wants overnight successes (so they have someone to tear down). Ignore them. Ignore the early adopter critics that never have enough to play with. Ignore your investors that want proven tactics and predictable instant results. Listen instead to your real customers, to your vision and make something for the long haul. Because that's how long it's going to take, guys.
- 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.
- The second person to write a story about a young boy and an escaped slave on the Mississippi wasn't a novelist, he was a typist.
- [http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/07/the-importance-of-going-first.html "The importance of going first" "Seth's Blog" (2012-07-18)