Tag: business

Pay Too Much

Pay Too Much | ALLENTUCKER. Finances are always an awkward subject. It seems that no matter the situation (aside from speaking with your spouse, for example) it feels taboo to be speaking directly about money. That translates from personal finance all the way to contract negotiation with clients. Our culture and society has some interesting […]

Posted: July 19, 2012

Taxes Suck: What entity should you operate in

Taxes Suck: What entity should you operate in. Collectively we don’t talk too much about the business end of things. Truthfully I think it’s because we all hate it and would rather talk about the work, the clients, the processes, and the outcomes. That doesn’t mean the business details are any less important, however. Many […]

Posted: July 19, 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

Freelancing: A 6-Month Retrospective

Freelancing: A 6-Month Retrospective Many times it’s difficult to get a truly accurate account of someone else’s experience freelancing. The fact of that matter is that it’s different for everybody. Sure many freelancers have similar work-related backgrounds and experiences that did their part in leading to freelancing, but it’s hard to remind yourself that your […]

Posted: July 09, 2012

Pre to Postmortem: The Death of Palm and webOS

Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS | The Verge. This is quite a story. I look back at Palm’s legacy and can’t help but think about what could have been. This is by far the most comprehensive look at the timeline behind the company that I’ve ever read […]

Posted: June 07, 2012

Entrepreneurship for the 99%

Entrepreneurship for the 99% « Steve Blank. I’ve been thinking about this so much lately, about how we’re all so focused on building the next huge startup that goes IPO and makes our tech life easier. Our pond is so small though. There’s so much else out there that our applications (through our Apps) can […]

Posted: June 07, 2012

1 Hour in Square’s World

1 Hour in Square's World | Wired Business | Wired.com. It’s simply amazing to me to sit back and observe how products we’ve discovered and seemingly stopped talking about for no good reason continue to take the world by storm. The above graphic represents Square transactions over a one hour period recently. Amazing.

Posted: June 07, 2012

Selling your company doesn’t make you happy

Like most entreprenuers, I believed I needed to sell a company for a pile of cash in order to be successful. I’m not sure why I felt like this. I believe it was related to reading about acquisitions in the news and blogosphere. You’d see a photo of a smiling entreprenuer and read about the […]

Posted: June 06, 2012

Why Cheap Customers Cost More

Why Cheap Customers Cost More | SachaGreif.com. Selling software is quite simply not easy. I’d go so far as to say that selling anything isn’t easy, but software has it’s own unique characteristics we’ve got to deal with. Things like service level plans, add-ons, subscription limits, etc. One of the biggest ‘unseen’ costs of software […]

Posted: May 29, 2012

Avoiding Depression While Not Running a $1B Company

small dogs / big dogs : Avoiding Depression While Not Running a $1B Company. This is a great, realistic post that shines some light on how to avoid leading yourself down a trail of constant disappointment and steady depression. I’ve spoken a lot recently about how ‘success’ stories like Instagram can have you look at […]

Posted: May 25, 2012