Category Archives: Software

Buying a better lottery ticket: An interview with Rob Walling

Startup marketing is tough….really tough. Marketing an app is particularly difficult since it’s a pretty new industry and yet there’s so much competition out there. A lot of the time it’s a lottery but I’m convinced that it’s not all … Continue reading

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The Things We Think And Do Not Say: A Startup Manifesto

So today is day zero. The startup I worked at for the last year failed and everyone was let go. Having worked in startups the last five years, I’ve had plenty of ideas but none which I felt were worth … Continue reading

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“Sometimes an acorn is just an acorn” and 3 other startup tips

I love startups. I enjoy seeing hot new businesses burst onto the scene with a surge in popularity, though I prefer the slow and steady businesses which are making money from day one and quietly creeping up on the incumbents. … Continue reading

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Apps are House Parties, Websites are Nightclubs

“As a freelance developer, I get asked by clients if I think they need a website or a mobile app quite often.” I’ve written a post over at which outlines the difference between apps and websites (with a party … Continue reading

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Why outsourcing abroad is bad idea

Outsourcing is the movement of a task or group of tasks to an external company as part of quality or cost reducing measures. The main reasons to outsource are: Your team doesn’t have the skills (or strong enough skills) in … Continue reading

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Get out of the way

An important point: software is a conduit. Software has not, nor ever will, grant us the ability to do new things. It merely facilitates actions which we have been doing since the beginning of time. iPod? Music was around before … Continue reading

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