Tag: advice

Avoiding feature bloat in plugins

These are just a few awesome, practical tips to keep in mind if you work on any plugins. What’s great is that if you choose to do so, you can build your plugins in such a way that it can be extendable to include features that don’t belong in core, but would be used by […]

Posted: August 11, 2014

Do Things that Don’t Scale

I really like this piece, it’s a longer read but Paul Graham is worth reading in my opinion. The general idea he talks about really outlines a number of factors that usually scare people about starting things. While he’s speaking specifically to startups, we can really extrapolate those feelings onto just about anything, even personal […]

Posted: November 13, 2013

Taking Control of Contracts: What Every Creative Should Know

There is a lot of very practical advice in this article. The one I’d like to call out here is the following: Lawyers don’t typically advertise this, but the happy truth is, most people aren’t looking for ways to take advantage of you.  A more common problem – but one that can be just as […]

Posted: November 08, 2013

Plan for it to take 2+ years

Overnight success is a misnomer for many companies in our industry. If we take a few minutes to look into them, however, we see that what looked to be a single night is really upwards of a decade. If there was really a method to quick success, we’d all have done it by now and […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

The importance of building a financial buffer

The importance of building a financial buffer — Stuff & Nonsense, And All That Malarkey. This is really great advice not only for people who are self-employed, but for everyone in general. It’s surely misinformation that working for someone else is inherently ‘more secure’ than working for yourself. While it might seem odd at first, […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

Entreporn: learning vs doing vs wasting time

Entreporn: learning vs doing vs wasting time – swombat.com on startups. While a bit harsh, this article has some “truth” in it in my opinion. I say “truth” because as the article outlined, truth is subjective. I often tire of articles explaining how to run your business in the best way. What defines the best […]

Posted: July 19, 2012