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Inventor/Entrepreneur: Android Alarm Clocks: http://t.co/fuGHIKWWvS father of a more famous 12 year old inventor: http://t.co/T1Vl4UVCE6

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@getampy @techglimpse I'd prefer if it used my potential energy instead, I'm lazy :) j/k“If you see the price end in 99 cents, they blew it” (retailer not interested in true consumer value). http://t.co/hlu7dNUPl9
Retweeted by Joe Born@craightonberman I do too and I HATE it. I get such a stomach ache just looking at my to-do list.not saying I agree, but interesting: "The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows." -- Aristotle Onassis
11/25
2014
@MakeBelieveInc @Chicagoist @CATLYZCHI terror is about right.An unprepared father's experience on the red carpet at #CNNHeroes http://t.co/UMaGIC6Qjm with @LilyBorn well done @CNNHeroes
11/24
2014
@donlemon It was neat to meet and have dinner with you at the #CNNHeroes event. It was a very special event for @LilyBorn and me
11/23
2014
.@readindeed wanted to give 1MM books to needy kids by 18. I wanted to make $1MM by 18. This generation has improved on us #CNNHeroes
11/22
2014
@joshuasheart I won't, I have some good ones, what's the best way to send them?"Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains." -- H. Emilie Cady
11/21
2014
My work here is done. Thanks @LilyBorn it was fun being your guest :) @heybue enjoy! http://t.co/nxSo8lBab3Great meeting #CNNHeroes young wonders: @ReadIndeed @LilyBorn @joshuasheart Congratulations to all of you! http://t.co/4dq6uIc17wA wee story about @danshapiro new thing http://t.co/8TIUBaECeC (I'm a backer..)
Retweeted by Joe Born"I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people." -- Maya Angelou
11/20
2014
Google's Brian Fitzpatrick says he's got just the ticket for Alinea http://t.co/IwoiVv9Hbk
11/19
2014
The freedom to risk making a fool of oneself is a fairly crucial (and rare) freedom. If you have it, cherish it.
11/18
2014
Listening to @CookTimeRemmi #trepstart
11/17
2014
@ChooseChicago: Ice Skating Rink at @Millennium_Park opens today! Who is excited? @LilyBorn http://t.co/o7RcGRqcgx http://t.co/5jmYbKJ7BG"See the daily routines of the world's most famous creative people: http://t.co/O54yO2TW5K #infographic http://t.co/AISXGgIhxV
Retweeted by Joe Born"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs." -Farrah Gray
11/16
2014
Another business trip with @LilyBorn #trepstart in St Louis, then NYC
11/15
2014
Quvenzhané Wallis and Nick Jonas intro the Young Wonders that is.Celebrity Lineup Announced for 2014 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Nick Jonas intros Young Wonders http://t.co/XcmQU4Sy8DPrynt smartphone case turns your smartphon into a Polaroid camera http://t.co/4Aw7CKhWqY
11/14
2014
@LilyBorn has taken me on some amazing adventures over the last 12 years, and it seems the best is yet to come w/ @heybue"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -- Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer
11/13
2014
There are some people that are like characters in a good book, they touch your life so briefly, but their impact lingers for years and years@leathau thanks, will give it a shot@madsbuchstage @joewalnes idk, flashlights are pretty awesome@leathau isn't squarespace one of your sponsors? Do you have a code I can use to tell them you sent me?Electronics change, but the couch persists: More viewers choose TVs over devices for VOD http://t.co/pxtCmhmTr6I just backed REVEAL: a photo frame that supports local manufacturing on @Kickstarter http://t.co/X6oHrlIbgN
11/11
2014
@sullmeist your kid has more sense than mine!
11/9
2014
I'm confident that the reality is a lot less interesting than the story I'll come up with in my head for what they're doing with itAt the store, the couple next to me just bought 200 pounds with cabbage and nothing else.
11/8
2014
@bobbrill right, it was a derivative work :)Confusing "conventional wisdom" with actual wisdom is a bit like confusing a firefly with actual fire"Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life."- Thich Nhat Hanh@sullmeist don't forget the lights, you've surely got 100s of watts of power eaten by those :)
11/7
2014
@sullmeist you and @LilyBornHelp make it happen for Chicago Art Magazine - Save the Archive http://t.co/QXMOHzHn5v #indiegogo via @indiegogo
11/6
2014
Hello PUCK: Goodbye, Remotes. $25 to turn your smartphone into a remote control http://t.co/p53CyObozm #indiegogo via @indiegogo"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire." -- Ferdinand Foch
11/4
2014
Pink is Not the Color of Weakness: Engineering Curriculum for Girls (a manifesto) | Computers After School http://t.co/l0vT3Sur8F@AbeGong thanks, Abe.When you have exhausted all possibilities remember this, You haven't. - Thomas Edison
11/3
2014
@KathrynBorn not sure why I'm having trouble@sullmeist there you have it. #whodathunkitI've met all kinds of folks: poor, wealthy, religious, atheist, conservative& liberal. But I've yet to meet anyone that likes brazil nuts@KathrynBorn I'm trying but indiegogo is choking the chicken for me right now, I'll keep trying!
11/2
2014
Lily and I building a giant map documenting her travels, first project I can recall doing in 20 years that has no outside commercial value.Pioneers assume enormous risks so future generations don't have to. RT @mashable: Nobody's a space tourist yet http://t.co/FAWL6xyb08
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11/1
2014
Any philosophy that doesn't recognize that life is complex, nuanced and dominated by gray areas is practically worthless imho.@xeni @maddow saw you on tv before I read this, well done!Just glanced over at the tv to see @xeni talking about space travel what a pleasant surprise!
10/31
2014
We have a challenge from @hover to get to 20K backers for a 25K match. $1 donations get us there. Will you share? http://t.co/GqIIoqWB4j
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10/30
2014
@OrPeled1 I think successful entrepreneurs must simultaneously face reality and remain optimistic"The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience." -Alfred Stieglitz
10/29
2014
"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it-basically because you feel good,very good, when you are near or with them"C.Bukowski
10/28
2014
... but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." -- Henry David Thoreau" Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you...
10/24
2014
"Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open." -- Thomas Dewar
10/22
2014
"Sometimes you have to step outside of the person you've been, remember who you were meant to be, you wanted to be,who you are."H.G.WellsVote for @GetAMPY on CNBC! @cleanenergytrst winner! http://t.co/hkpZgN3rrF
Retweeted by Joe BornPicture Frame Concept from last weeks #DesignJam from @chicagoideas #AluminumPictureFrame #2Dto3D http://t.co/10wuuMEUA1
Retweeted by Joe Born"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -- Maria RobinsonI just backed Carvey: The 3D carving machine for the maker in all of us on @Kickstarter http://t.co/7PnLIBYSXb
10/21
2014
@elliott I don't actually think I do, he has a fb account thats pretty inactive afaikDIY Girls Infographic: The problem of girls' and women low representation in #STEM (via @DIYGirls) http://t.co/KPSWvNGspn
Retweeted by Joe Bornugh @doctorow speaking two miles from my home and I'll be out of town! http://t.co/ajbX2s81gS
10/17
2014
I just backed Radiotopia: A Storytelling Revolution on @Kickstarter http://t.co/ISOzKlUOjM with @LeathauWe're all blinded by something I guess. Love seems a lot better reason than most of the others.Manufacture NY's 160,000 sq ft space in Brooklyn has everything need to build the next American Apparel. Or GoreTex. http://t.co/x8HcAZ5oLE@KathrynBorn haha, tier1 is the only one I really use
10/14
2014
@johntolva fair enough!Yes, a stopped clock is right twice a day, but more common is the clock that runs fast or slow, and those are never right.There is a special bond among those that have stressed over making payroll that those who haven't will have trouble understanding."If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule: Never lie to yourself." -- Paulo Coelho
10/13
2014
This is not a world for the squeamish@mattk @gigaom interesting, thanks for noting
10/11
2014
The Model D Is Tesla's Most Powerful Car Ever, Plus Autopilot | WIRED http://t.co/dRnrB94ObJCBS News shares how #cardboardchallenge sparks kid creativity in Colorado. http://t.co/UKfbpRY0J3 - @nitabbrown @CCSFoundation amazing job!
Retweeted by Joe BornHow dare Amazon bring us all these low-priced products? Bring back retailers who will sell them to us at high prices! http://t.co/rKkpWfnLXH
Retweeted by Joe Born@pmarca totally agree, the retail space has gotten too efficient, and consumers have gotten too well informed, something has to be done!"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
10/10
2014
Coming this holiday to Best Buy and Target: The internet of things https://t.co/C8ZYjU3usF via @gigaom"It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear." -- Italo Calvino
10/9
2014
@syalam moving along nicely, I'll give you an update soon!"Well, I am 12 years old, I don't exactly have answers to the meaning of life" one of my favorite answers @LilyBorn http://t.co/3nIGFRFE2nCongratulations Alan Auerbach on your success in the fight against breast cancer @Forbes: http://t.co/Idcl8PjssN http://t.co/e0ct22Hk4W
10/8
2014
ATK051: The Elementary School #Entrepreneur Killing it on @Kickstarter @lilyborn @joeborn @makeimagiroohttp://t.co/BNKWP7Yv8c
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10/7
2014
I hope my children feel the same @kelleybros in #creativeconfidence (amazing beginning) http://t.co/F2RwZP81Fm
Retweeted by Joe Born"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." -- Napoleon Hill
10/6
2014
@CrainsChicago where can I buy copies of the current issue, I want that kickstarter poster!
10/5
2014
"Tonight we leave it all on the field"At least three of your clients made the Crain's top 20 Chicago kickstarters poster @heybuethanks for the @MakeImagiroo mention on the poster @robertloerzel"In the end, two worlds were united, not by a villain and a hero, but by one who was both hero and villian" seems always the way
10/4
2014
...it's always their actions you should judge them by." -- Nicholas Sparks"You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end...
10/2
2014
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