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  1. Nov 2018
    1. Contrast that with an idea that came to me about five years ago. A young man by the name of Brian Chesky came up to me and had this idea that he was going to have an air mattress in his apartment that he rented to people. It would be an air bed and breakfast and I immediately thought: wow, that’s a horrible, horrible idea. Who would want to rent an air mattress out to somebody’s apartment like probably a serial killer?

      Initial impressions of an idea can seem outrageous, bad, horrible. Experiments in the real world can validate or provide surprising evidence of something good.

      Requires deep research, work and perseverance to go against common advice. This is where you can unlock secrets

  2. Mar 2017
    1. What woman hasn't flown/stolen?

      Damn, Cixous, you're giving away all our lady-secrets!

      (But seriously, this idea of women-in-flight seems closely tied to the animated speaking/writing we discussed a few pages earlier.)

  3. Feb 2017
    1. providing standard textbook advice on perspicuity and cor-rectness.

      And they will make a new edition every year until the end of eternity. If one will take the poker equivalent with Doyle Brunson, the problem with writing a book such as this is that you reveal all your secrets.