Wednesday, April 30, 2008
If you want a new idea, shut the eff up inside.
If you want a new idea, you have to silence your inner critic. Your sense of right and wrong, of smart and stupid works by comparing new ideas to what you already know. Your sense of what would be a good fit for you works by comparing new things to who you already are. To learn and grow, you must let go of you, you must be young again, you must accept that you don't understand and seek to understand rather than explaining why it doesn't make any sense.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Steve Jobs on Microsoft
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Buying a car: How I saved $2400
I bought my 2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD from Jeff Brunson at Napoli Nissan in Milford CT. This is the exact vehicle I got:
with two things added (e.g. thrown in): a "tow hitch package" and a "rear bumper protector".
And I paid $25,700. That includes all dealer fees, but not tax and registration.
To get that price, I emailed this letter to dealers statewide:
As you can see, I got the going prices from Edmunds.com. The price I ended up paying was about $700 under invoice — and about $2400 less than the average price nationwide.
Jeff was a great guy. Tell him I sent you. But also promise him that while you'll drive as hard a bargain as I did, you won't be nearly as much of a pain in the butt.
One of my favorite quotes:
Just as inviting people over forces you to clean up your apartment, writing something that other people will read forces you to think well.