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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

A clear soap bubble with a rainbow of colours

George Bernard Shaw wrote: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

I would say: Therefore all progress depends on "SOME unreasonable man".

Which is partially true.
You can contribute to progress as unreasonable and as reasonable.

I wouldn't put Bill Gates in the list of the "unreasonable" and wouldn't define him as somebody who tried to "adapt the world to himself".
He saw the potential of software, as many others indeed, he just was a little bit luckier, or he was "at the right place, at the right time, with the right product".

"In Internet Bubble One, companies routinely went public without being profitable. Some went public without revenues."
"But I think we could have built better companies if we had gone public later. The things you have to do to run a public company – including the time required by the basic regulatory requirements – are at odds with what you have to do to build a new business based on a new paradigm. Public investors want predictability."

Most of the Stock Market is emotional or "created emotional" or "piloted emotional".
Bubbles are for their intrinsic nature something that has almost no reality.

But a "clear soap bubble" in the right light has a rainbow of colours,
real or unreal, who cares?
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