Defeat stupidity

…a stupid person causes damage to others while deriving no gain, or even possibly incurring losses. We invariably underestimate the number of stupid individuals in circulation as the probability that a certain person is stupid is independent of other characteristics or credentials (e.g., they can have a PhD or be president). We (the non-stupid) are vulnerable to the stupid and their actions as we find it difficult to imagine and understand — or to organize a rational defense against — an attack that lacks rational structure or predictable movements. Or, as Friedrich Schiller put it, against stupidity the gods themselves fight in vain.

Professor Scott Galloway, “Big Tech Is Now a Shadow Government”

Right on!

The problem with stupidity reigning supreme is that it’s so hard for us non-stupids to fathom that we’re rendered more or less defenceless to do anything about it. And then everybody suffers.

We need to figure out ways to root out self-inflicted stupidity long before it becomes a problem.

Better and cheaper access to education in important things such as critical thinking and civics might be an excellent place to start.

Why I double down

When difficulties arise, it might very well be good news. Because those difficulties may dissuade all the people who aren’t as dedicated as you are.

Seth Godin, ‘If it were easy…’

Absolutely. It may never be really easy and some times even to tough to stomach. But there really is no other way.

Don’t be afraid

If you’re worried about bugging your potential customers, then you need to think carefully about what you’re building. Do you really believe in it? If you do, then you should never feel like you’re bugging anyone.

Aaron Dinin, Is This a Warning Sign You’re Building the Wrong Startup

Wise words.

I have been guilty of this myself in the past. When you’re building a startup you should be so comfortable with what you’re trying to bring to market that this becomes a non-issue.