Code Motivation

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by wonder, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. wonder

    wonder Expert Licensed User

    I see a lot of gym motivation around the web, so why not a little bit code motivation? :)

    Remember Notch, the guy who created Minecraft? His company name's Mojang, the rest is history.
    (TL;DR - Keep coding people, keep your dreams alive!)

    Mojang started hosting an annual convention for Minecraft players in 2010. Dubbed "Minecon," the event grew from about 50 players to more than 7,500 fans in 2013. Though Minecon was called off in 2014, it's expected to return this year.
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    The company's swanky Stockholm offices include plush leather couches, a pool table, pinball machine, and oil paintings of most of the 40 employees. In his portrait, Persson is seen wearing a suit and fedora and posing next to a globe.
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    Persson, who's rarely seen without his trademark fedora, handed over control of Minecraft to Jens Borgensten in 2011. He has always been more concerned with the programming of the game rather than the business aspects of running the company. He told the New Yorker, "I’ve never run a company before and I don’t want to feel like a boss. I just want to turn up and do my work."
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    In September 2014, Microsoft paid a whopping $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang. Suddenly Persson was a billionaire.
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    Just a few months after the Microsoft purchase, Persson paid a record-breaking $70 million for this 23,000-square foot mansion in Beverly Hills. He reportedly outbid Beyonce and Jay-Z to buy the home.
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    And this house is insane, featuring such amenities as an 18-seat home theater, $5,000 toilets, 16-car garage, and an enormous bar stocked with Dom Perignon.
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    He seems to be enjoying life in his new home. Shortly after news of the blockbuster purchase broke, he tweeted this photo of him lounging by an enormous wall of candy.
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    A few weeks later, he threw a party to match the extravagant price, complete with celebrities, electronic music, Transformers, and fancy cars. Zedd, Selena Gomez, and Dillon Francis were among those in attendance.
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    Persson's parties are legendary — he's a huge EDM fan and often hosts bashes with performances from famous DJs like Avicii, Deadmau5, and Skrillex. "It's a very stupid way to spend money," he told Rolling Stone. "But why not? People say, 'You should invest it.' So I can get more money to put in a pile? At least if you spend it, it goes back and does something, maybe."
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    When it comes to partying, private jet is Persson's preffered mode of transportation. In 2013, he took the whole staff on a bender to Monaco, where they were photographed driving in Ferraris and partying on a yacht.
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    He also owns the most expensive apartment in Stockholm, which he paid nearly $4 million for in June 2014. It's located in the city's fashionable Östermalm neighborhood.
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    But Persson cares about charitable causes, too — he's donated thousands to protecting freedom of speech on the Internet, including a $250,000 donation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2012. In 2011, he gave the $3 million he earned in dividends back to Mojang employees.
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    (I stole this article from Business Insider. Sauce: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-fabulous-life-of-notch-2015-1?op=1)


     
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  2. susu

    susu Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Ok ok, we can be rich like him BUT we need to make something big first. That's the problem! Huhh...
     
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