Archive for April, 2010

Josh James

Friday, April 30th, 2010

“There were times when I lay down on the floor at night, close to crying, and said, “I’m done. I can’t make payroll.” Then my wife would come over and kick me and say, “Get up and figure it out.”"
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Josh James, Founder Of Omniture

Josh James

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

“Two weeks after the deal collapsed, we had layoffs. Forty-eight people, 10 days before Christmas. Those aren’t good days. You don’t forget that.”
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Josh James, Founder Of Omniture

Josh James

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

“I remember sitting in Advanced Finance, and the professor was saying, “This is the difference between an LLC and a C corporation.” I’m like, “That class just cost me 125 bucks. (his charge out rate at the time) I’m out.” That’s when I quit school.”
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Josh James, Founder Of Omniture

Josh James

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

“On the first day of info systems class, this kid corrected the teacher three times. I said, I have to get to know that kid. His name was John Pestana, and we became friends. One day, he said, “Why don’t you make webpages with me?” I said, “OK; sounds fun. Sure.” We ended up charging 125 bucks an hour.”
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Josh James, Founder Of Omniture

Josh James

Monday, April 26th, 2010

“One guy said, If you want to start a business, get an idea book, and whenever you have an idea, write it down. So, I was doing that every day. I ended up with a patent on a product. It was a way to get hair out of hairbrushes. My wife and I called it the Brush’s Groom. I never made a dime off of it, but I learned a lot about business plans, marketing, and distribution.”
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Josh James, Founder Of Omniture

Josh James

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

“There was a lecture series where entrepreneurs spoke. I’ll never forget thinking, I’m smarter than half these guys. I may be dumber than half, but I’m definitely in the range. So, really, all I have to do is take the risk.”
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Josh James, Founder Of Omniture

Ted Turner

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

“I want to be sure to make this point: I did everything I did without a college degree.”
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Ted Turner