A very cool thoughts on Parenting and Entrepreneurship from Guy Kawasaki’s How To Change The World.

Excerpt from the post:

Children are the ultimate startup. And when they leave for college, it’s their IPO. And when they get married, it’s an M & A deal. And like most startups, these milestones usually take longer and cost more than you predicted.

How true.

I chatted with my old friend over internet messenger. I criticized his business’s website and his current webmaster because i believe the site has been there in the internet for years but never reach the finished look.

He was kinda angry at me, and gave his f**k you attitude toward me and became like, ‘i have the best webmaster in the world, and i’ve been using internet before most people in Indonesia does’. I got nothing to say to him because that angered expression makes him look stupid.

He sounded more stupid when i told him on the chat that i had just read about Fusu and register myself in. Fusu was the Domain Stock Exchange who went public launch that day (i know about Fusu via Domain Name News, and i also learn that the initiative has just started 3 months earlier). You know what he was saying? “I’ve heard about that two years ago”. Lol, so Lol :-D.

I know I’m a rookie at this internet publishing business, as new as 6 months. Now i look back and see i have build dozen of blogs in very different niches & published 1000+ posts. It’s just, i am not lazy and i work hard to get where i am now (more to come for sure), while he and his gang is lazy and keep saying that they have been there for years that he knows more than anyone else.

Well in the end, it’s not ‘how long’, it’s ‘how you do it’ that counts. You don’t have to be the first to be the most successful at everything you do.

I’m having a new fun tumble blogging because its lack of politics and for the time being, with their recent simple features, could become great personal online scratch playground.

Moreover, I’m seeing a result of a very good customer service from the Tumblr crew when their leased servers outage brought the site down last weekend. However, the incident still brought user’s massive love to the crew. I am not sure what they do to their users but this is a great example of nothing but excellent customer service.

Now they might too busy to listen to this b.s. and might perhaps shut this site down, but i do think Dreamhost & WordPress could learn from Tumblr (WordPress beware!).

Update:
Seems like some beautiful people has visited this blog because of this post. So I decided to add some more points & backgrounds to make my statement above clearer. I hope.

I’m having fun using WordPress, in fact, i am amazed with what they can offer to their users. In fact, there are dozens of communities that constantly in praise of WP. Before i jump into WP bandwagon, i use blogger as my blog platform of choice, which lately I found as too robotic and too massive to care for their users. I mean it’s free what can you expect?

See i’m a sort of evangelist (read: expressive or might be outspoken) whose always express my opinion on everything & anything i use. That goes as well to WP. There are love and hate (single direction) between me and (to) WP as i express here, here and here.

ack to WP, after deciding to move to another level of internet self expression, i move from Blogger into self hosted WordPress blog. What i did first was choosing a hosting company. After did a small research, like many bloggers out there, i signed up to one of ‘WordPress standard hosting’ company recommended by WP, and I ended up with Dreamhost.

From the first week in DH was so bad. I got slow time at least 4-5 hours everyday (it super slow i can’t even reach my blog’s dashboard eventhough I’m using a DSL connection!) until their last major error on billing issues (i can’t put the link related to the stories here). I was so angry and lost my patience. The next day after the error I can’t reach my blog, my ftp account and my blog’s dashboard. I just can’t keep it cool anymore and so i expressed it to DH by sending an email that never gets replied. Soon after that, i emailed WP support also expressing my feeling and i let them know what i think, that it would be a bad business for WP to recommend DH as a standard web hosting.

I know why WP recommend those companies, it’s because they offer affordable price for rookie blogger like me to buy a host account with their so-called unlimited features. So it might be affordable and a win-win solution to everyone. And add to that, most bloggers out there are just rookies like me, who will never reach the maximum features we buy from them (bandwidth, server space etc etc). That kind of situation brings a lot of money to both WP & DH.

The evil side of this scenario is massive customer based that make them rich but often (always) underrated. This sort of power will somehow make WP & DH big companies, but blind on their customer’s problem.

Well in the end, who am I to change it. However I believe someday other people will do it, not for me but for all people that would agree with me.

What I see from this Tumblr case was (relatively) small, honest and passionate community that still supporting the company at their down time. It’s so entrepreneurial and I hope they keep that spirit alive. Big companies often lost their entrepreneuriality, and soon become boring, dumb and less passionate that often brings them to their downfalls.

No company is super company. This can be happen to everyone.

Excerpt from The Conservative Voice:

It’s a matter of perspective and attitude. If you feel you are still young, and just entering a different stage of your life, than working at home may be all the medicine you need to boost your self-esteem and start to feel young again.

Agree. Am not a baby boomer more like X-generation but i sincerely hope i can be back to work at home again someday. That way i can stay close to my family, still making a good money and help people more through the internet.

Finger crossed.

Got this via Digital Inspiration.

If population of the world we’re living in now zipped into 100 people, then it goes like video below. Imagine if those 100 extracted back to the real number of populations.

Great video, it makes me think. What i have done today for the world we living?

[youtube width=”425″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvTFKpIaQhM&rel=1&border=0[/youtube]

Source: The Miniature Earth.

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