Posts Categorized: Business

Increasing Productivity On Side Projects

I had a few minutes to take a quick break today, so I skimmed through some more of the ebook of Quora’s best answers of 2010-2012 that I talked about last week. The answer that jumped out at me this time was from Kah Keng Tay, who is an engineer at Quora. It was in… Read more »

Be Present

Our lives are very busy. We’re constantly trying to multitask in order to cram more into the limited time we have. I’m guilty of it as well. I’ll try to spend time with my kids, but check my email or answer a twitter message I received. Inevitably, I’ll knock over a drink and end up… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Third Party Data Security

Security breaches are all the rage these days. It seems there is another one every week. And that’s just the ones we hear about. Speaking of which, ZenDesk announced today that they were hacked and the information of their clients: Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest were all compromised. Apparently, the email addresses of people that had contacted… Read more »