Entreprenurship: One of the things that entrepreneurs don’t talk a lot about is failure. But it happens. I know. Failure is the toughest thing in the world to go through, but probably the best learning experience. I know that I learned more from failures than from success, although success was much sweeter. Here is a story of failure in entrepreneurship.
Economy: Warren Buffett writes the best shareholder letter in the industry. He has just released the 2008 version. Besides his recollection of “We trust in God, all others pay cash”, he recounts the good and bad (unforced errors?) that made 2008 for Berkshire-Hathaway.
Writing: I pointed last week to Paul Graham‘s article on Startups in 13 Sentences. The folks at EtherPad, a developer of tools for collaborative editing, posted a demo of a future feature of their program that allows one to see the writing process in real time. The sample article that they used was the Paul Graham article. I was mesmerized.