Posts By: vansunder

100% Indie, Samsung Gives Indie Developers More

Samsung’s partnership with Chillingo, 100% Indie, goes live today, as reported by Engadget. The partnership is a program that gives indie developers 100% of sales for the first six months, 90% for the next six, 80% for the second year and then the standard 70% after that.  That could be a great deal of extra… Read more »

Who Are Your Customers?

One of the most important questions in business has always been: “Who are your customers?” Thousands of years ago, that was pretty easy. You did business with them all personally. That has changed with time. As companies got larger and larger, they started to employ more and more people and the relationships became weaker. With… Read more »

Design, Design, Design

“Design, design, design” is the digital equivalent of the brick and mortar axiom “location, location, location.” In the brick and mortar world you get business opportunities by being in the right place at the right time. That’s what it takes to deliver something when someone needs it. In the digital world, it’s not about where… Read more »

Personal Responsibility

There was an article that was getting passed around today from the BBC about a 5 year old boy from Bristol in the UK. His name was Danny Kitchen and he racked up some extraordinary charges in about 15 minutes of play on an iPad. Here’s what happened. Danny was playing on the iPad and his… Read more »

Stupid Things Smart People Do

Awhile back Quora put out an ebook of the best quora answers of 2010-2012. Being a big fan of the site, I downloaded the book to see what insights I could glean from a compilation of the best the site had to offer. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the ebook was free either. In… Read more »

Suitcase Startup – Raising Financing

I checked back in to see how Chris Bradley was doing with his web show Suitcase Startup and his company Publicate. This week the focus was on raising financing. It was a moderately interesting episode to watch if you haven’t heard many VC’s speak about how they choose who they invest in. Unfortunately, I’d already heard all the… Read more »

Getting Discovered

Facebook Prototype – Conceptional Approach from Fred Nerby on Vimeo. I’m sure you’ve heard the story of the pretty girl that is walking down the street or shopping at the mall and is discovered by someone and becomes a world famous model. All she did was go about her life being beautiful and luck just… Read more »

More Coffee Anyone?

The common wisdom out there seems to be that we all drink too much coffee and that we should all drink less of it. I personally, don’t drink coffee everyday, but that’s for personal reasons. I prefer the taste of tea and at the rate I drink beverages, coffee starts to really hit me after… Read more »

Momentum Is Everything!

You know how people seem to see everything in their life through the lens of their passion or career? How engineers want to solve everything analytically, economists want to determine the motivations and rewards that cause people to behave a certain way or how doctors think that medicine can fix any ailment? Well, I must… Read more »

Would You Use It?

Whenever you’re building a company, you should always ask yourself: “Would I use this?” I don’t mean, would you use the product/service if you were your intended target market. I mean would you use this product if you weren’t building it? If you wouldn’t, what makes you think you’re the best person to figure out… Read more »