Lunch at Co
Georgetown Cupcake in Soho
1. ‘Disneyland’ strategy: Remember the origins of Disneyland?
Walt Disney was looking for investors in his idea for an ‘amusement park’. People told him he was crazy! No one would pay to see a cartoon mouse. At the time, the idea of an amusement park for adults was totally unheard of. No one was willing to invest in it.
Disney said, “I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible because dreams offer too little collateral.” Finally one banker in California agreed to loan. Amazingly, the entire loan was paid back during the first year of operation!
At the opening of Disney World a few years later a reporter remarked, “It’s too bad Walt did not live to see this.”
The Disney CEO said, “Walt saw it first. He saw every detail very clearly. That’s why you’re seeing it now!”
This week, let’s remember Walt Disney’s belief, “All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.”
2. Real learning starts after we learn to laugh at ourselves:
There is very little grownup in a child, but a lot of child in a grownup. - Walt Disney :)
Fat Radish plate
From my sister:
It’s incredible that something so “old” can feel so new and comfortable at the same time. Like pulling out an old pair of jeans that still fit. Not impossible.. But certainly rare.
Loving the concept of the Delancey Street Project, the Low Line.
Tea based legislation at the designer show
This, I have learned, is the mentality of much of Silicon Valley, where decisions are not always made based on revenue or potential business models, but instead seem to be driven by a herd mentality and a yearning to be a part of a potential next big thing.
Loved this article by Nick Bilton today. Worthy read.
As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right. While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue—no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption. And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams. — President Obama’s statement on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (via barackobama)
(Source: theamericanprospect, via fred-wilson)