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Wealth can be created without being sold. Scientists, till recently at least, effectively donated the wealth they created. We are all richer for knowing about penicillin, because we’re less likely to die from infections. Wealth is whatever people want, and not dying is certainly something we want. Hackers often donate their work by writing open source software that anyone can use for free. I am much the richer for the operating system FreeBSD, which I’m running on the computer I’m using now, and so is Yahoo, which runs it on all their servers.

Hackers & Painters - Big Ideas From the Computer Age

Paul Graham

The great entrepreneurs have found they need to find complements. If you look at yourself and reflect on your skills and your talents and your unique abilities, you’ll find that everybody has their gaps.

Tren Griffin - A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

2017, Columbia University Press

He who desires or avoids the things which are not in his power can neither be faithful nor free, but of necessity he must change with them and be tossed about with them as in a tempest, and of necessity must subject himself to others who have the power to procure or prevent what lie desires or would avoid;

A Selection From the Discourses of Epictetus


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