Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Entrepreneur, Serial Entrepreneur, SuperEntrepreneur

I think being an entrepreneur is like being gay. Scientists say one out of 100 people are born gay. I think it is a similar ratio for entrepreneurs. Only one out of 100 people are entrepreneurs. You can not convince someone to become an entrepreneur, you can not train someone to become an entrepreneur, you can only discover them, help them, support them, aid them, nurture them, nourish them.

We all know New York City is part of the United States. But I think of New York City as a separate country altogether, it is so different from the rest of America, it is so different from even the other big cities in America. There is nothing quite like it.

Entrepreneurs are Homo Sapiens, we know that. But I think of them as a separate species. Entrepreneurs are so different from other people. You can feel it when you interact with them.

There are entrepreneurs, there are serial entrepreneurs and there are SuperEntrepreneurs. A SuperEntrepreneur not only builds a great company, or a set of great, big companies, but also builds a constellation of entrepreneurs around him/her.

It is like there are stars in the universe and then there are SuperStars.

The market value of a company is a good measure of the entrepreneur behind that company.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

So I Got My Seven Inch Android Tablet

Believe it or not, this is the first "touch" device I have owned. I bought it online at for 75 bucks, tax included. The market price is 200 bucks.

The Nexus 4 I did manage to place an order for the final week of November is still nowhere in sight. I am thinking it might show up by mid January. And so I needed to get my hands on something. I happened upon this deal. It says Made In China. Go China.

I was thinking the 99 dollar seven inch Nexus 7 rumor might be true. So far it does not seem to be holding. Heck, the 199 dollar Nexus 7 has long been out of stock.

I am too active when I am surfing. I am constantly typing away. So for me touch is not where it is at. It is nice to have. But it was never going to be heavy duty.

I got into the obvious games - Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run - and stacked up some books on my Amazon Kindle app. That Kindle app might be the key attraction for me.

I also had to go online to buy a case for the seven incher. I think I paid six bucks, and free shipping.

I might be running late, but below $100 is the right global price point for this tablet. This is the "one laptop per child" we all have been waiting for. I expect functionalities to get better over time.

I can see me reading books on the train.

It is a sorry little thing though. I think it has 2GB of spare space. And the battery might last a little over two hours.

Wait until I get my hands on my Nexus 4. Now that comes with bragging rights.

Nexus 4 Magic Waiting To Happen
Nexus 4: My First Smartphone
The Best Christmas Gift One Can Hope For

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

4:00 PM Alert: Order Placed

Google Wallet Logo
Google Wallet Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The trick was to click on the proceed button non stop. Ugh! It only took me an hour. But that incessant clicking enlightenment was not achieved until the final 15 minutes or so.

But there still was a false scare. See image 2. I hope it was false. My Google Wallet page shows the order went through. Done, done and done!

But the bumper is still out of stock. Funny.

Is it really 4-5 weeks? That is past Christmas. I hope not. The wallet page says two days. Or maybe it is a two day shipping process that will start in 4-5 weeks.

I guess, Happy New Year, everyone!

3:05 PM Report: Nexus 4
3 PM Report: Nexus 4
Nexus 4 Magic Waiting To Happen
The Best Christmas Gift One Can Hope For

The 16 GB version says "Ships in 1 - 2 weeks." I should have gone for that. But I had placed a psychological barrier at the $300 mark. Google had managed to bring the price down below $300. I was not about to spoil that.

Oh, oof. A big hurdle has been crossed.

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