Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2007 23:02 UTC, submitted by Michael
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mark Shuttleworth has flown into space on a Soyuz TM-34 and founded Thawte Consulting that later sold to Verisign for over USD 500 million, but he is now known most for being the founder and leader of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. In addition to Ubuntu he also established HBD Venture Capital and is involved with several other free software projects. Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu 7.10."
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What is this supposed to mean?
by adkilla on Wed 30th May 2007 23:35 UTC
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Mark: "You need to look into the future and see what is really interesting and then pursue it. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to be successful as nothing in life means you're going to be successful."


Edited 2007-05-30 23:37

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Eugenia Member since:

He's got a point.

Nothing guarantees that you are going to be successful as a painter or an actor, even if that's what you want to do. Just do what you like doing, and if success come, that's good, if not, that's good too.

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ThawkTH Member since:

Anyone remember the show Dharma and Greg?

It's not overly new-agey, but there's a concept called following your bliss - even if you're not going to be a success to society. Not going to make a ton of money or impress anyone. But doing it for the sake of doing it. Sometimes it can be doing 'what's right'

Now this is a bit too philosophical, but I get what Mark's saying - it's radical, it's different - it'

Wait...could Dell one day be cool again?


Oh wait..IBM did it ;)

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AdamW Member since:

oh, *please* show up at the next Dell shareholder meeting and suggest to management that they "follow their bliss".

I'd pay good money for a front-row seat for THAT one.

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Stock Member since:

I hope that was his attitude before he made all that money. It's a great philosophy to have but most people can't even consider doing what they find interesting for fear of job security and the like. Having billions behind you makes that risk a little less daunting.

Never the less, I think his point is a good one and to be truly successful there is always going to be an element of risk.

It would be nice to think that someone reading that comment would be spurred to action over an idea that might otherwise been thought of as too fanciful.


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atari05 Member since:

Yeah no fake. Its pretty easy to say that my bliss is to work at game stop when you have a cash reserve to supply you until death for bills and the like.

But when you work at gamestop as your means of income and can't afford to even hold an apartment then its not so blissful.

btw, I do not work at gamestop ;)

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