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    I am the cockroach

    I just love this quote from Paul Graham's essay, "The Hackers Guide to Investors,"

    Apparently the most likely animals to be left alive after a nuclear war are cockroaches, because they're so hard to kill. That's what you want to be as a startup, initially. Instead of a beautiful but fragile flower that needs to have its stem in a plastic tube to support itself, better to be small, ugly, and indestructible.
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    And yet if you go about it a slightly different way, they're so easy to kill.

    I get the point, though. Nice one.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    And yet if you go about it a slightly different way, they're so easy to kill.
    You pest industry people — so pragmatic
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    lol but accurate
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    Hey. I'm the 'nu nu' man - What did you expect?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Yup, U deffinately don't need a bomb to kill a roach... That will be like trying to shoot a fly with a bazooka...

    Although id also be a roach for the roach takes care of itself and a flower needs a lot of tlc.

    Ask all my girlfriend's dead Orchids that I so unknowingly sent to meet theyre maker...
    Carpe diem, all the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    Ask all my girlfriend's dead Orchids that I so unknowingly sent to meet theyre maker...
    Now just what did you do to bump off those orchids?

    And how's the dogbox - comfortable?
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    I think you got me wrong Dave,
    She's the one that received it and little did I know that grren fingers were not in her vocabulary.
    Hence me saying that you should ask her how delicate a flower is...
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    Aaah. So the mistake was to give her the orchids. Yeah. You're right. I got it wrong.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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