Normally I find Michael Arrington’s blog posts self fulfilling and entertaining – he is a great technology gossip and loves skewering venture capitalists. He has done a great job of it, with over 600 thousand readers.
Today he shows us the lighter side of Silicon Valley, one with compassion, feeling, and emotions. Tin Woodman, there is indeed hope you’ll get a heart 🙂
Theodore Roosevelt from a 1910 speech in given in Paris, and drew an analogy to today’s entrepreneurs:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.