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Top Ten Things I Learned from Hurricane Sandy

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Your Neighbors are looking out for you, even if you think they don’t know who you are.

Keep Your Mobile Devices Charged to Maximum Power at all times.

Eat Everything in your freezer and all of your perishable food before the storm hits.

When the power goes out, unplug your Refrigerator.

Buy D-cell Batteries at least a few days in advance.

There is no such thing as having too many Candles on hand.

The DVR is not recording your scheduled shows if there is no power.

In the battle of Black Clothing Versus Cat Hair, Cat Hair will win every time

The pleasure derived from being able to take a Hot Shower cannot be overestimated.

Friends you’ve know for over 10 years but whom you’ve never hung out with for more than a few hours at a time will let you sleep on their couch and feed you for a week.

Top Ten Most Awesome Things About The Hunger Games!

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Warning: List May Contain Tiny Spoilers!

1. Wes Bentley’s Beard! I’d like to buy what he thinks is the best beard products. As gifts, of course.
2. Stanley Tucci’s Hair-do. Plus: Acting!
3. Elizabeth Banks’ Make Up!
4. Katniss & Peeta’s Flaming Parade Costumes! Fire!
5. Lenny Kravitz as a Costume Designer!
6. The “Apple” Scene!
7. Realistic Depiction of Acid Trip-style Hallucinations induced by Tracker Jacker Wasp Stings!
8. Josh Hutcherson: Hot!
9. “First Date with Crush: Camping Trip from Hell!”
10. Woody Harrelson kind of Playing Himself!

Top Ten Geek Business Myths

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This completely hilarious and beyond brilliant list is brought to you courtesy of Rondom Ramblings (not a typo) and my good friend and fellow Mac lover, Eolake. Enjoy and Happy Friday!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2006
Top Ten Geek Business Myths

Since I’ve started my new career as a venture capitalist I have become keenly aware of some of the classic mistakes that geeks make when trying to raise money for a new business. Instead of writing the same comments over and over again I thought I’d try to summarize some of the mistakes that people — especially smart people — make when they decide to try to turn their bright ideas into money. Here then is my top-ten list of geek business myths:

Myth #1: A brilliant idea will make you rich.

Reality: A brilliant idea is neither necessary nor sufficient for a successful business, although all else being equal it can’t hurt. Microsoft is probably the canonical example of a successful business, and it has never had a single brilliant idea in its entire history. (To the contrary, Microsoft has achieved success largely by seeking out and destroying other people’s brilliant ideas.) Google was based on a couple of brilliant ideas (Page rank, text-only ads, massive parallel implementation on cheap hardware) but none of those ideas were original with Larry or Sergey. This is not to say that Larry, Sergey and Bill are not bright guys — all three of them are sharper than I can ever hope to be. But the idea that any of them woke up one day with an inspiration and coasted the rest of the way to riches is a myth.

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