I talked about the Facebook IPO being a stimulus package. That lasted for just a few minutes and I won’t even mention the mess that has come up over the last week. I’m sure you’ve read plenty, and I’m tired of hearing and talking about it, so I’ll spare you.
Another Friday and another trip out of NYC. Memorial Day weekend has most people heading to sunny beaches, but I’m flying to Madison and Chicago for the weekend to do the Madison Marathon and spend time with my family. However, it is now expected to be 95 degrees, which means, the chances are it will be canceled. All of those hours spent training and committing to a goal, only to be let go by things outside of your control. I think that is a good lesson in many aspects of life. No matter how much work you put into something, how many hours and years you have sacrificed, sometimes, it just will never be enough and outside factors will keep you from achieving something you have worked so hard for.
Roundup Reads for the Week:
•This is just awesome. No words can explain how cool the next generation of space travel will develop to become, but Elon Musk’s SpaceX Dragon making the first hookup with the International Space Station today is groundbreaking. You can see more about it on MSNBC here: “Cosmic Log – SpaceX’s Dragon craft makes historic hookup with space station” (bonus is this BusinessInsider piece on why Musk is the most inspiring entrepreneur in the world)
•There has been quite a bit of talk lately about the boom in accelerator programs (full disclosure, I’m an ERA 2012 grad). The big thing, is knowing what you’re getting into before you make the leap and understanding it isn’t an end-all-be-all fast track for success. Paul Graham, the founder of YCombinator, has a couple pieces of advice: “Beware the Artificial Accelerator” (and check out my Dibsie co-founder’s piece in VentureBeat on the subject here)