Posts Categorized: Business

Beware of Web Services!

Like many people, I love trying out new services on the web. Some of them are really cool and offer simple ways to integrate them into your website. So, we plug them in and forget about them. At least we forget about them until the web service goes down or closes up shop and disappears…. Read more »

Words Matter! Edit Your Writing!

Today’s post is a huge pet peeve of mine. It looks like people no longer care about spelling and grammar on the internet. For some people it almost seems like a point of pride that their writing looks like it was composed by a third grader. Some people even purposefully affect mistakes to look “cool.”… Read more »

For God’s Sake, Just Try It!

How many times have I thought it would be cool to do something new or make a positive change in my life? Often, and all too often that something seems too difficult to attempt or too difficult to maintain. So, I never get past the point of thinking about it. Well, in his Ted talk,… Read more »

Failure Is Always An Option

Don’t believe those people that say that failure is not an option for an entrepreneur. You know those people that say that you have to fight for what you believe in until you succeed. They’re wrong. Failure is an option. It’s a nasty distasteful option and a last resort, but it is an option. Especially,… Read more »

Thoughts on App Stats & User Perception

The average amount of apps that an iOS user has downloaded for their phone has been reported to be anywhere from 40 -100. As you can see from the image on this post, I have 395 applications installed. Even allowing for preinstalled apps, if they are counted in that number, I am well above average…. Read more »

What’s Your Point?

I was reading a short piece from Geoffrey James on Inc.com today entitled “Rule No. 1: Get to the Point.” His main assertion was that people are busy, so you shouldn’t waste their time beating around the bush and using excessive business cliches and jargon. I agree with that statement, but I think there is… Read more »

Well, Developers, iOS or Android?

It’s a no brainer these days, isn’t it? I hear over and over. The iPhone and iOS are dead and soon the iPad will be too. The onslaught of Android and Samsung has obliterated them and their closed ecosystem. Ditch iOS and develop for Android! ¬†Well, according to research from Canalys, that might still be… Read more »

Motivation: Helping Others

I came across an article on NYTimes.com that reminded me of something that I always knew, but rarely think about during business planning. The article was about how giving is the secret to getting ahead. The article talks about Adam Grant and his book:¬†Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. The premise of the… Read more »

The Need For Speed!

Last week we noticed something alarming about our websites. They had become incredibly slow. I don’t mean taking a few seconds to load. I mean 15-20 seconds and sometimes more than that. This is the kind of slow where even I don’t want to go to my site. I learned two things from this. I… Read more »

Overcome the Flood of Shallow Business Pitches

Howard A. Tullman wrote a piece for Inc that I thought was very interesting called ‘Why “Simple” is Getting Harder.’ The premise of the article is that it has become so easy to create a front end for an application or website and fake up some data for the backend. That has resulted in angels… Read more »