Hi, I'm Sam Birmingham. I love startups, innovation and challenging the status quo.
For the vast majority of my years, economies have grown, companies have profited and people have got richer on the back of a once-in-a-lifetime demographic shift and debt-fuelled boom. Those days are through.
Economies must evolve beyond rampant consumerism and confront the demographic headwind that had been a tailwind until the Baby Boomers began retiring. Companies must become nimble, innovate and invent new products to address customers' ever-changing needs in this digitally-disrupted world. And as people, we must focus on solving problems and learn to do more with less.
These are the challenges that excite me. They are what I want to get out of bed each morning and be a part of. This is where I share my thoughts.
Dream Machine - Mark Farina
i was sitting in a framing store yesterday waiting for the gotham gal to finish what she was doing. this song came on....
“There are Michael Jordans out there. You’re probably not one of them. Learn how to fucking pass.”
“When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outside school than within.”
Gurus will say what you can’t do or must do. They mean well, but they’re wrong.
For every rule they tell you, there’s an exception. They are just telling you their specific past, not your specific future.
There are no rules in this game. You change them as you go.”
“I see much deeper and broader reasons for learning to code. In the process of learning to code, people learn many other things. They are not just learning to code, they are coding to learn.”
“We need to be in the open mode when pondering a problem — but! — once we come up with a solution, we must then switch to the closed mode to implement it. Because once we’ve made a decision, we are efficient only if we go through with it decisively, undistracted by doubts about its correctness.”
“You can only make money by being right about something that most people think is wrong”