That startup founders were Silicon Valley's “cool kids”, glamorous buccaneers compared to engineers and corporate drones, could make failure tricky to recognise, let alone accept, he said. “People are very encouraging. Everything is amazing, cool, awesome. But then they go home and don't use your product.”
As a culture, we abhor price fixing and artificially suppressed wages. Why do we let it happen when it comes to college sports?
In 1571, on the death of his father, Montaigne, then thirty-eight years old, retired from the practice of law at Bordeaux, and settled himself on his estate. Though he had been a man of pleasure and sometimes a courtier, his studious habits now grew on him, and he loved the compass, staidness and independence of the country gentleman's life. He took up his economy in good earnest, and made his farms yield the most. Downright and plain-dealing, and abhorring to be deceived or to deceive, he was esteemed in the country for his sense and probity. In the civil wars of the League, which converted every house into a fort, Montaigne kept his gates open and his house without defence. All parties freely came and went, his courage and honor being universally esteemed. The neighboring lords and gentry brought jewels and papers to him for safekeeping. Gibbon reckons, in these bigoted times, but two men of liberality in France,- Henry IV and Montaigne.
By MARY WILLIAMS WALSHTwo weeks after Detroit declared bankruptcy, cities, counties and other local governments in Michigan are getting a cold shoulder in the municipal bond market.
The buccaneer on the wave might relinquish his calling and become at once if he chose, a man of probity and piety on land.
Brian Myerson is effectively blackballed from London by the Takeover Panel after being found guilty of breaking the Takeover CodeTourists give Athens the cold shoulder
Optimistic Greek travel operators expect visitor numbers to rise by 10
percent this summer as holidaymakers booked into North African resorts
change their plans to avoid political unrest there. But the Greek capital,
Athens, has seen regular strikes and violent protests as well. The city's
hotel owners are suffering as a result.
Deliberate coldness or disregard; a slight or a snub: received the cold shoulder from several members of the club.
- A pirate, especially one of the freebooters who preyed on Spanish shipping in the West Indies during the 17th century.
- A ruthless speculator or adventurer.
[French boucanier, from boucaner, to cure meat, from boucan, barbecue frame, of Tupian origin, akin to Tupi mukém, rack.]buccaneer buc'ca·neer' v.