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Nocoiners like beanie babies (a lot)

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“What nocoiners will try to do now: 1. Ignore the past 12 years of history 2. Shout about tulips, beanie babies and bubbles popping while #Bitcoin goes up 3. Claim they were right every time BTC falls 10%. What they won’t do is understand the fundamentals of Bitcoin.”― Jimmy Song, December 1, 2020

Protect yourself against the vagaries of government

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“Owning bitcoins is one of the few asymmetric bets that people across the entire world can participate in. Much like a call option, an investor’s downside is limited to 1x, while their potential upside is still 100x or more. Bitcoin is the first truly global bubble whose size and scope is limited only by the […]

Don’t get distracted

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“Focus on the products that are easiest to sell and most profitable. Don’t get distracted building a portfolio of products that don’t perform. Don’t go international until you’ve saturated your local market.”― Eric Bandholz, 30 November 2020, @bandholz

Learn by doing, experimenting

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“You cannot get educated by this self-propagating system in which people study to pass exams, and teach others to pass exams, but nobody knows anything. You learn something by doing it yourself, by asking questions, by thinking, and by experimenting.”― Prof. Richard Feynman

Be super specific of the use-case

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“If you can’t find any users for your idea often the first thing you can do to find some is be even more specific about the use-case it works best for. Do it even if it means the market is small because a small market is better than no market. You can often widen it […]

Doing My Father’s Work

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“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” ― Adams, John […]

Libre Franklin Thin

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“Logograms pose a more difficult question. An increasing number of persons and institutions, from archy and mehitabel to PostScript and TrueType, come to the typographer in search of special treatment. In earlier days it was kings and deities whose agents demanded that their names be written in a larger size or set in a specially […]

Oswald Regular

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“Type designers are, at their best, the Stradivarii of literature: not merely makers of salable products, but artists who design and make the instruments that other artists use.”― Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style

Fira Sans Regular

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“Typography is the use of type to advocate, communicate, celebrate, educate, elaborate, illuminate, and disseminate. Along the way, the words and pages become art.”― James Felici, The Complete Manual of Typography

Overlock Regular

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“Readers usually ignore the typographic interface, gliding comfortably along literacy’s habitual groove. Sometimes, however, the interface should be allowed to fail. By making itself evident, typography can illuminate the construction and identity of a page, screen, place, or product.”― Ellen Lupton, Thinking with Type