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You're never a loser until you quit trying

 Even when you’re unstoppable, you can still burn out. When you feel you’re being crushed under the pressure of debts and taxes, and you still come out from under it all alive and kicking, you’ll know that you are unstoppable. You’ll understand what being unstoppable truly means to you. I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 17 years old. At first  everything was pleasant, fun and exciting. Later in 2002, I was 23 years old and had just finished my obligatory army service  in Finland. The IT bubble had just burst. Thanks to my army service, I was in good physical condition. My company employed 17 people. When the IT bubble burst, my company’s volume of orders fell and we had a serious cash flow crisis. Things became much less pleasant, fun and exciting.  I couldn’t sleep because I was worrying about how I could pay salaries to my employees. I was mentally burned out. I crashed. In fact, I almost went crazy. I had to make a choice between two ba

7 Golden rules of Tweeting

7 Golden rules of Tweeting Tweeting usually fails, except by accident. 1.1. If Tweeting can fail, it will. 1.2. If Tweeting cannot fail, it still most usually fails. 1.3. If Tweeting seems to succeed in the intended way, there's a misunderstanding. 1.4. If you are confident with your Tweet, communication certainly fails. If a Tweet can be interpreted in several ways, it will be interpreted in a manner that maximizes the damage. There is always someone who knows better than you what you meant with your Tweet. The more we Tweet, the worse Tweeting succeeds. 4.1 The more we Tweet, the faster misunderstandings propagate In live Tweeting, the important thing is not how things are but how they seem to be. The importance of a Tweet is inversely proportional to the square of the distance. The more important the Tweet is, the more probably you forget an essential thing that you remembered a moment ago. Have a successful life! Ilkka O. Lavas serial entrepreneu