A lot of people give up when the world seems to be against them, but that's the point when you should push a little harder.
After the idea, there is plenty of time to learn the technology.
Anger is a good motivator.
Anyone developing new products and new technology needs one characteristic above all else: hope.
Arbitrary benchmarks cheat kids out of a fulfilling education.
Beauty can come in strange forms.
Companies are not ingenious, it's the people in them that are.
Don't listen to experts.
Engineering is treated with disdain, on the whole. It's considered to be rather boring and irrelevant, yet neither of those is true.
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You never learn from success.
Fear is always a good motivator.
Having a good idea is one thing, but persuading other people to buy it is quite another. Good inventors are polymaths: they think with their hands and their brains. They're experts in design, engineering and business.
If you can't be unconventional, be obtuse. Be deliberately obtuse, because there are 5 billion people out there thinking in train tracks, and thinking what they have been taught to think.
In the digital age of 'overnight' success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.
Often, just around the corner is where the solution will happen.
Reality TV is anything but.
The computer dictates how you do something, whereas with a pencil you're totally free.
The moment you want to slow down is the moment you should accelerate.
The Web is fascinating and transformative, but it's an easy, flashy, get-rich-quick option to the hard graft of proper industry.
There is no such thing as a quantum leap. There is only dogged persistence- and in the end you make it look like a quantum leap.
There's nothing wrong with things taking time.
We have to change our culture so you can create wealth from making things and don't just try to make money out of money.
You need a stubborn belief in an idea in order to see it realized.
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