I really liked this post from Dharmesh – Failure Is Not The Worst Outcome, Mediocrity Is, especially this para.
How do you know whether you’re stuck in a quagmire? Isn’t startup success often about persistence and focus? What if that break-out success is just around the corner. Those are good questions. The simple answer is: There are no simple answers. If it were me, the question I would ponder is this: If 90% of everything started going “right” with your startup, what will it become? (I’ll call this the “wave the magic wand”, best-case scenario). If the answer does not please you, and you’ve been at your current idea for a while, I’d ponder a change.
Unbelievable as it may seem, America starts a new Chapter. In one of the most inspiring speeches Obama said:
“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,”
I love this quote from Dan Brickley in his blog post Open Social Networks: Bring Back Iran:
For me, one of the big motivations for working (through FOAF, SPARQL, XMPP and other technologies) on social networking interop, is so young people in the future can grow up naturally having friends in distant nations, regardless of whether their government thinks that’s a priority.
I do believe that with Social Networks and other tools of People Connectivity, we can incrementally “Change” the world for the better.