They Made That
"I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. … they carefully told me, computers could only do arithmetic; they could not do programs."
" Co-Founder and CTO at @Clever"
"Initially, just technical people were hooking up, but then the rest of the campus got wind of it and it was made official and the thing started growing like hell."
"Universities should have a small share holding in each startup, which isn't really negotiated. From the university's point of view, this is a volume strategy, so there is a better chance of some start-ups succeeding."
"Some people will learn for the sake of learning it, but most people need a reason."
"This was a perfect fit for me, and I was promptly assigned to work on Barbie product, which was a honor because Barbie has always been Mattel’s cash cow."
Founder of Rainbow Crafts, the company that introduced the world to Play-Doh
"I've probably failed more often than anybody else in Silicon Valley. Those don't matter. I don't remember the failures. You remember the big successes."
"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing."
“If we convert the movie footage into numbers, and we can convert the numbers back into movie footage, then once it’s in the numerical form we could do anything to it. We’d have complete power.”
"The best or nothing."
"I'm still at it"
"i don’t care about [programming language] research - just projects that solve my problems of making web servers and then gets out of the way."
"it's the relative 'newcomers' to the field who bring the freshest perspective to the longstanding challenges... They don't have the same assumptions and biases that veterans might have."
"It struck me there must be a way I could get my own money, anywhere in the world or the UK. I hit upon the idea of a chocolate bar dispenser, but replacing chocolate with cash."
"Now all of a sudden, I’m worth millions, and I feel like I need to justify that. Always."
"Co-Founder & CFO, Magic"
David Heinemeier Hansson
"Ignore the real world 'That would never work in the real world.' You hear it all the time when you tell people about a fresh idea."
" I like to say I was one of the first Apollo employees, I'm not actually sure about that. "
"One of the most important things an organization can do as it grows out of startup-hood to maturity is to learn to run parallel engineering efforts."
"There is no greater weapon than a prepared mind."
David E. Shaw
"I had to spend more time on general management, and I could feel myself getting stupider with each passing year. I didn't like that, so I started solving little theoretical problems at night just for fun"
"A few people have paid me 'a penny' as a joke. I'd get them in the mail, or in person if someone introduced me as the author of Solitaire and the obligatory no royalties conversation came up. I think I'm up to about 8 cents now."
"I don't have to work. I choose to work. And I believe everyone deserves the same freedom I have."
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche
"Form isn’t based on fashion. It’s really the other way around."
"The children of California shall be our children."
"Hard to think of an industry that can benefit from technology as much as health insurance. At the end of the day, it's just $ and data."
"You can only do so many things great, and you should cast aside everything else. "