We’ve been listening. And from day 1 of The Next Web conference in Amsterdam, here’s a few of our favorites.
1. On work-life balance
“I’m going to leave here in an hour, before my boss finds me and makes me hang out with him tonight.”
2. On space travel
“If 40 years ago, you asked people ‘who’s next to the moon?’ they might have said Russia. Soon, when you ask people ‘who’s next to the moon?’ they might say ‘Bob.’”
3. On productivity
“Time enjoyed being wasted is not wasted time.”
4. On tech in the bedroom
“You will get more sex, you will get more sleep, if you charge your phone outside of the bedroom.”
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5. On launching a startup
“I’m not a person who works well under stress. So before launching a startup, I’m going to experiment with yoga.”
6. On public speaking
“I hated public speaking. And then I discovered that drinking two beers before hitting the stage works wonders. Two–that’s the magic number.”
7. On wearable tech
“For those of you who spent hours in line waiting for your bracelet, it was worth it. They have LSD on them. So at the after-party you can lick it.”
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