So true. I wish I'd done this post on startup PR tips :-P @cdixon

- Don’t use a PR firm unless you are so successful that you need someone to help you manage inbound press interest. Most journalists, when talking candidly, will tell you they’d vastly prefer getting an email from the founder of a startup than a PR firm. If you’re Bill Gates, it is understandable that you have someone reaching out for you. If you are a small startup, having a PR rep contact a journalist says “I’m not competent enough to reach you” or “I don’t respect your time enough to reach out directly.”

Yeah. @neiltyson is one of my heroes. Here's his third AMA on @reddit

The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.