Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lew Rockwell on the Marketing of Ideas

“We've all had friends who claim to have come up with the idea of some product that is currently making a big splash in the marketplace. It's an uninteresting claim because it overlooks a critical fact. The hard work of enterprise is not so much in having an idea but in acting on it. [...]

May we all say that we did everything we could do to serve the good of humanity, to never give in to evil, to not merely oppose it in our hearts and minds, but also to proceed ever more boldly against it, and to displace the evil of statism with the blessings of liberty, which is the basis of civilization itself.”

— Lew Rockwell, The First and Next 25 Years

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007. In this poignant talk, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch shares some lessons he has learned and gives advice on how to achieve your own goals.

It made me laugh and cry and it inspired me. Please take the time to watch it. It's 90 minutes long, but you will know you're going to like it after the first 5 minutes of Randy speaking (I skipped the introductions).