2014 Q2

Quit & New start

This was posted 1 month ago. It has 0 notes and 0 comments.
One of the values of things I learned absolutely directly from Steve was the whole issue of focus. What are we focusing on: focus on product. I wish I could do a better job in communicating this truth here, which is when you really are focused on the product, that’s not a platitude. When that truly is your reason for coming into the studio, is just to try to make the very best product you can, when that is exclusive of everything else, it’s remarkable how insignificant or unimportant a lot of other stuff becomes. Titles or organizational structures, that’s not the lens through which we see our peers.
Jonathan Ive
This was posted 2 months ago. It has 0 notes and 0 comments.

一个小时前的一天是我和老婆结婚五周年的纪念日。 我送给她的礼物是一盘炒的咸淡不均的菜。 当我合上电脑走进房间,她已经伤心的睡着,然后被我吵醒,这已经是这五年内不知道第几次了。

我是一个标准的理工屌丝,是上学时班级里自动就会被分到“学习”象限的那类。所以,当我寝室的哥们知道我在和校花谈恋爱,他们认为是一个奇迹。

我想我也是疯了。

大概从入学考试那天就开始了。

我坐在椅子上等英语加试开始,一个女生从前面径直朝我走过来了,纤细,很白,表情无辜,不知道是不是在看我,但是却在向我这边看,我想想觉得可能是近视。然后就一下坐在了我的前面。

一时间我好像回到了小学,因为给我这种感觉的女生好像只有在小学见过。 我就盯着她的后背,一直看。 看到开始发答题卡了。

我机械的涂卡。 前面突然就回头了。 盯我答题卡看了半天。 我就慌了。可能还是近视的原因,她盯了好一会儿,没有表情的回头去了。 吓我。 我记住了这个和我学号就差一个数字的女生的学号,肯定不会就这么算了,我有预谋。

我迅速答完题提前跑了。后会有期。

因为留了两年级,我年龄比较大,占便宜当了个班长,还有一位大姐,年龄比我还大,就当了副班长。大姐问我,你看我们班有没有你喜欢的女生,我帮你问问啊,我说有啊XXX,大姐忧虑的看了我半天,委婉的问,还有别人吗?我说没有,哪有同时喜欢两个人的。

然后就没有然后了。

我很焦虑。

因为杂事多加起床晚,我基本上每堂课都混最后一排。 她每堂课都在第一排。 隔这么多人我很容易就看不到她的后背了。 一有机会就盯一会儿,这种方式对一名研究生来讲十分幼稚。 貌似很有效,十次有八次能看到她回头看我,如果不是因为近视眼的话。

盯了一个月,完全没有实际效果。

十一放假了。大姐说人家有男朋友;我想了想觉得研究生还是应该以学业为重。

十一回老家参加一个葬礼和一个婚礼。中间的时候,收到她的短信,电脑坏了,问我会不会修!是啊,我一个跨界到商学院的程序员,怎么把这门技术忘了呢。我站在村里的田上,真想把这个喜讯分享给乡亲们。悲剧是我无法当时就飞回学校!

当我在几天后回到北京,她的电脑已经被另一个男同学修好了,还换了个很萌的桌面背景。我果断将班长之位让给了这位男同学。

事实上我并没有因为我老婆是本校最漂亮的女生而爱上她,因为我的审美标准只有简单的美丑,即使美女有不同级别,对我来说都是,美女你好,美女再见。

我爱上她是在她第一次出现在我的视线里,我就被下了一个蛊。我对朋友说,当我看到她时,心里没有一丝邪念。作为一名二十五岁的大龄男青年,第一次坐在一起自习的时候竟然还会脸红紧张的心跳咚咚响。

有一段时间总有人问我是怎么把我老婆追到手的,我从他们的眼神里看到了深深的嫉妒,少年,没有坚持到底永不放弃的决心是没法继续在逆袭这条路上走的。

我相信当时我能拿得出手的技能只有修电脑,但当这个技能几乎没有发挥作用的情况下,我怀疑我的另一项技能“狗屎运”被运用到了极致。我一直怀疑我如此幸福的活着运气从何而来。

而运气这种东西是否存在一定的守恒定律,比如我们第一次公园约会,我第一次丢了钱包;订婚前两个月,我过马路被车撞飞。

如果运气有一定的额度,那我一定已经透支了,无以为补。

“梦想与妄想的区别是前者可以带来勇气”。

这些年,诸事不顺,每次被外面的世界打败,回到家里看到老婆、宝宝总可以继续充满电量。而我对于她们,做得又太不够了。

当你和你爱的人在一起时,你们拥有共同的梦想,你所做的每件事,都要朝着这个方向前进,我需要永远记得,永远都要为了爱,没有任何事情比这更重要。

对不起老婆,我爱你。

This was posted 2 months ago. It has 0 notes and 0 comments.

创业公司收入排行

via https://angel.co/salaries

忽略掉最后一栏的地点,可以看到数据挖掘(大数据)、移动、健康等都是热门元素,其中的C语言是和比特币有关。

This was posted 2 months ago. It has 0 notes and 0 comments.

Marc Andreessen刷屏

https://twitter.com/pmarca

Cycle time

1/Cycle time compression may be the most underestimated force in determining winners & losers in tech.

2/First clear instance of cycle time compression: Cloud/SAAS vs on-premise enterprise software.

3/Cloud/SAAS development cycles can be far faster than on-premise software; single instance deployed instantly to all customers.

4/Further, customers can try and adopt cloud/SAAS far faster than they can try and adopt on-premise software.

5/Implication: Cloud/SAAS is probably impossible to compete with for on-premise software across multiple product cycles.

6/Second clear instance of cycle time compression: Product improvement & customer upgrade cycles for phones vs TVs and cars.

7/Consumers can upgrade their phones every 1-2 years, vs TVs at 5-8 years? Cars at 10-12 years? With phones improving by leaps & bounds.

8/Implication: At given point in time, your TV can be 4-6 years behind your phone; your car can be 9-10 years behind your phone.

9/Implication: TVs and cars will become accessories for phones, not the other way around. And already happening: Airplay, Chromecast.

10Interesting note: Web cycle times still much faster than mobile app cycle times due to restrictive mobile app store policies.

Rich and poor

1/Technology innovation disproportionately helps the poor more than it helps the rich, as the poor spend more of their income on products.

2/This sounds like it must be a controversial and politically charged position, and yet it is not — it flows from basic economics.

3/The best way to understand this is by historical example: What the rich used to have and what the poor now have, due to tech innovation.

4/Rich have always been able to pay servants to wash dishes; due to tech change, now most US homes have automatic dishwashers.

5/Rich have always been able to pay servants to wash and dry clothes; now most US homes have automated washers and dryers.

6/Rich were able to afford to have fresh ice delivered daily to make iceboxes work; now all American homes have refrigerators.

7/Rich were always able to afford to hire musicians to play in their homes; now audio equipment and digital music are cheap for everyone.8/At one point only the rich could pay for horses, buggies, stables, coachmen — now cars are easily affordable by almost everyone in West.

9/Go far enough back, only rich could afford hand-copied books or to employ scribes; printing press made books accessible to the poor.

10/Technology innovation is the main process by which luxury items become produced, packaged, and made affordable for everyone.

11/Opposing tech innovation is punishing the poor by slowing the process by which they get things previously only affordable to the rich.

12/And, tech innovation is the process by which everyone in the world will be able to afford things that are plentiful in the West today.

13/A great lens on this is the US HUD housing survey; shows rapid material progress of poor Americans quite clearly.

14/Note that consumer costs rising most quickly (education, health care) have least tech innovation and least market competition.

15/This is Baumol’s Cost Disease:

16/The way to make health care and education more affordable for more people is more tech innovation, not less. Push onto tech price curve.

17/if you object “not ALL poor can afford product X”: The answer is more tech innovation to drive price down further, in every case.

This was posted 2 months ago. It has 0 notes and 0 comments.
startupquote:

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

startupquote:

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

- Mark Twain

This was posted 3 months ago. It has 457 notes and 0 comments. .

Six Simple Rules by Yves Morieux

  1. Understand what your people do
  2. Reinforce integrators (by removing layers)
  3. Increase total quantity of power
  4. Extend the shadow of the future
  5. Increase reciprocity
  6. Reward those who cooperate

Blame is not for failure, it is for failing to help or ask for help. — CEO of LEGO

This was posted 3 months ago. It has 0 notes and 0 comments.

2014 Q1 recap

一月:

  1. 搞iColor,定
  2. 雅思一考总分6,写作口语未过线。
  3. 去新疆过年

二月:

  1. 姥姥去世
  2. ROCA
  3. APISAT

三月:

  1. 荒废了

四月:

  1. 见人、见人、聊
  2. 整理公司方向

This was posted 3 months ago. It has 0 notes and 0 comments.
startupquote:

A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Sell them on your roadmap and don’t compromise – care about the details, the fit and finish.
- Kevin Rose

startupquote:

A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Sell them on your roadmap and don’t compromise – care about the details, the fit and finish.

- Kevin Rose

This was posted 4 months ago. It has 100 notes and 0 comments. .
This was posted 4 months ago. It has 0 notes and 0 comments. .