We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Caterina Fake Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve booked an air ticket only to get to the airport and find out they killed my ticket because it goes into the system, and the program tosses a ticket that says ‘fake’ on it. Twice I’ve gone to the counter for a KLM flight through Northwest and have been rejected.
The computers people have are no longer on their desks but in their hands, and that is probably the transformative feature of the technology. These computers are with you, in the world.
When I die and my memories die with me, all that will remain will be thousands of yellowing photographs and 35mm negatives in my filing cabinets.
Etsy helps work be more human – you can stay at home and work alongside your kids – and it makes commerce more personal.
My favorite online communities are characterized by their incredible generosity.
I’m happy we’re about to start inviting people into the thing we’ve been working on!! It’s called Pinwheel, and it’s a way to find and leave notes all around the world.
It makes me happy to meet other poetry fans. Especially when they recommend poets I’m not familiar with.
A co-founder is like being somebody’s parent: You want to make sure your offspring thrive.
If there is a national, secular religion in the United States, it is the belief that America is the Land of Opportunity, that we are a meritocracy, that any kid, no matter who they are, or where they come from, can work hard and move up in the world: that their effort matters.
Ecstasy is almost never discussed anymore, but leaving the earth is one way of attaining it. To exchange ecstasy for death is often the bargain.
If you built a successful company the first time, it’s really important not to fall into the trap of resting on your laurels and doing the same thing the next time. It’s stepping into the unknown that enables you to create something fresh, new, and innovative.
The single thing I’ve found it valuable to memorize is poetry.
Our successes have been so great and so rapid that, within 20 years, we’ve gotten a third of the world’s population online, shrunk our computers to the size of our hands, and connected each to each.
If the business were a play, Act One is, ‘Woohoo, bright and bushy-tailed. We’re going to make something great!’ Act Two is, ‘We’re six months behind on back-end development.’
I’m not good at vacationing. I’ve repeatedly failed at palapas and mai-tais.
A lot of the reason I wanted to become an entrepreneur and avoid working for others is that you get to create the world you want to live in and the company you want to work for, and I’ve loved that. It’s a part of entrepreneurship that women should really embrace.
On Etsy, you can’t resell new goods you weren’t involved in making, whereas on eBay and Amazon, that is more than welcome – everything from dishwashers to XBoxes, curling irons, espresso machines, and metal detectors.
College works on the factory model and is, in many ways, not suited to training entrepreneurs. You put in a student, and out comes a scholar.
Good parents, who are able to maintain the affection and respect of their children and whose offspring admire them and value their good opinion, can be reasonably certain that their values and ways of socialized behaving will be adopted by the next generation.
I wanted to become a writer and felt that poetry was perfected language, so having it in my subconscious mind would make the music of language always available to me.
Vacations are good, and I come back energized, with the whiff of Hawaiian Tropic in the air and 2,000 messages in my Inbox.
The things I’m good at are building communities, participatory media, places where people contribute things of their own making.
The wall at Le Philosophe is covered with French philosophers, and supposedly, if you are able to name all of them, they will pay for your meal. I was only able to identify Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre, Descartes and, I think, Foucault. And, I think, Luce Irigaray.
I stay up on current events. I read ‘The New Yorker’ and ‘The Economist.’ I go to community meetings to see what concerns the people in my neighborhood. I studied literature in college, so I also continue to read poetry, literature, and novels.
I’m sure there was some amazing art at the Frieze Art Fair, but I wasn’t able to find it. However, found some friends there, which was even better. And the boat to and from was lovely.
When we were making Flickr, we called it the ‘Eyes of the World.’ The idea was that everybody, everywhere, is looking. It was this sense of being able to penetrate worlds that you had never been able to access before – of global, universal travel.
In building a social network, the standards and mores of a community are its lifeblood; one does not lightly ‘experiment’ with these, and LinkedIn is exactly right to defend them.
Do not seek prizes that aren’t worth getting.
When you have a failed pitch, you meet many more venture capitalists than you really want to.
Entrepreneurship works on the apprenticeship model. The best way to learn how to be an entrepreneur is to start a company and seek the advice of a successful entrepreneur in the area in which you are interested. Or work at a startup for a few years to learn the ropes.
My background isn’t in social software; it’s in online community, social networks, personal publishing, blogging, self-expression on the Web. I got on the Internet in the 1980s, and the magic moment for me arose from my being a literature geek, especially Dante and Shakespeare.
There is great work to be done, and the women will lead us. So I say, Astonish us with your genius. Inspire us with your creation. Work with one another. Endure the tribulations.
‘You, too, can be the President,’ every American kid is told. But one unintended consequence of this belief, it is that, as a result of our being a meritocracy, if you have not succeeded, you are of lesser merit. It is shameful to be a failure in this country.
I love participatory media, collective knowledge systems, user-generated content and the like, and spent much of my life and career participating in them and making them.
It’s fairly easy to know when you’ve succeeded because you’re kind of hanging on for dear life. It’s such an unstoppable juggernaut; you’re trying to stay with your head above water because things are moving so fast.
Eliminate activities that require you to be around people you cannot stand. Don’t do things for people who should be doing them themselves… and don’t waste time chasing trophies.
Every place has a story – or a thousand stories. Findery brings places to life, be they where you stand or where you hope to go.
On Pinwheel, you can find and leave notes all around the world. The notes can be public or private, shared with an individual, a group, or everyone.
I first got online in the late ’80s when I was an eccentric teenager in suburban New Jersey, in a town mostly interested in sports, popularity, and clothes. I was a reader, into Jorge Luis Borges, and I found, connected to, and delighted in a group of Borges scholars from Aarhus, Denmark, that I met online.
If we are not given the chance to forget, we are also not given the chance to recover our memories, to alter them with time, perspective, and wisdom. Forgetting, we can be ourselves beyond what the past has told us we are; we can evolve. That is the possibility we want from the future.
I joined a meetup group called Bay Area Parents for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which I had searched for, as I was going to start a group like it myself.
Etsy radically simplified and amended their policies. Sellers of handmade goods can now hire as much help as they need to run their shops. They can apply to sell designs they produce with the help of outside businesses.
Trade sales are the bulk of exits, and there’s no shame in that. Sometimes, it’s exactly the right thing to do.
Sometimes you climb the mountain, and you fall and fail. Maybe there is a different path that will take you up. Sometimes a different mountain.
‘Apartamento,’ a magazine out of Spain but written in English, is one of my favorite magazines.
I approached Yahoo as a learning experience. Everything at every stage of the game affects what you do next. At Yahoo, I learned a lot about social search and met a lot of amazing people – some are now entrepreneurs with companies I subsequently invested in.
I had never understood why the farmlands of the U.S. had been settled in such a sparse and isolated way, whereas the farming communities in Europe seemed closer, more convivial, centered around village life.
Facebook is a powerful company, yes, but so was IBM.
When I was a kid, I really wanted to be a writer and an artist when I grew up. So in college, I was an English major, and then I became a fine artist. But when I arrived in San Francisco in 1995, I figured I could leverage my artistic skills by becoming a Web designer and programmer.
The Internet is full of strangers, generous strangers who want to help you for no reason at all. Strangers post poetry and discographies and advice and essays and photos and art and diatribes. None of them are known to you, in the old-fashioned sense. But they give the Internet its life and meaning.