“Startups are run by people who do what’s necessary at the time it’s needed. A lot of time that’s unglamorous work. A lot of times that’s not heroic work. Is that heroic? Is that standing on a stage in a black turtleneck, in front of 20,000 people talking about the future of phones? No. But that’s how companies are built. That person who did that for the iPhone launch at Apple, we don’t know who he is. All we know is that Steve Jobs came up with the iPhone. But he didn’t ship it. The person who bought the donuts did.”
The Silent Partner, a really wonderful interview about Jason Goldman, product manager at Twitter, and cofounder of Obvious Corp. (via timoni)
The people who bought the food, stayed over the weekend, hid beers in your drawer, missed birthday’s, got in yelling matches in meetings to make reasonable deadlines, came to give a head rub when you felt stressed, made you leave your desk — yes, those are the people who ship things. :)
Background Actors Who Have No Idea What They Are Doing
The guy who has no idea how brooms work:
This guy that is pretty sure he was just kicked:
This guy who has no control over his arm movements:
i think the last one is trying to turn a wheel that isn’t there??