• Weekend Ponderable: Eternal Truths Way back in 1981 I was pretty much at rock bottom. I was working as a bicycle messenger in San Francisco, after wandering off the academic reservation. I can remember sitting there in the can after a shift one day: I was soaked to the bone, cold and hurt everywhere after going ass over head […] Bob Walsh 5 responses July 30, 2011
  • ok – so this is ugly. But I could use 20 seconds of your help. Do either of these HD YouTube vids play for you? After Iain’s killer post I decide to take a cannonball jump into video. Blame Iain 🙂 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkEqVPmupLY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gITrCFCDUC Thanks! You should get over the shock with a few deep breaths. (An aside: if you run […] Bob Walsh 10 responses July 29, 2011
  • What I’ve learned about creating product videos By Iain Dooley, Founder of Working Software and creator of Decal CMS Over the past year, I’ve done a bit of work producing videos and in this post I discussed the importance video has played thus far in marketing, support and training people how to use Decal CMS. With the launch of our flagship public […] 11 responses July 25, 2011
  • Ponderable: Bookfunding. Phil Simon (the Startup Success Podcast #104) is doing some very sophisticated customer discovery: Give this interview with him a read. While I am sure that Phil’s book is going to make a good read, the mechanism he’s using (Kickstarter) is a story in and by itself. Screw traditional publishers. Instead, give people a way […] One response July 23, 2011
  • So how are you using Google+? Got into Google+ yesterday (Thanks Phil!) – now it’s time to start digging around to figure out exactly what a startup founder can get out of it. If you’re in, comment about how you are finding value there. If you’re not, and you’ve got a startup/Google+ related idea, tip, question – comment and I’ve got […] 3 responses July 20, 2011
  • Thomas Friedman gets it. Do you? You may have missed this post July 12th by Thomas Friedman of the New York Times: The Startup of You. Take a moment to read it. The gist is that the startup mindset – hyperconnected, online, and above all else adaptable – is becoming the differentiating factor whether you will get a job in this […] No responses July 19, 2011
  • Bootstrapped Lean College Startup: UpOut By Martin Shen, UX Guy and Cofounder of UpOut UpOut helps you discover hip hop karaoke, flying trapeze classes, underground restaurants and other awesome things to do. It has extensive filters, customizable profiles and much more, but it started as just a side project between college and our web design firm. However, it’s that busy schedule […] No responses July 18, 2011
  • Something to fear or embrace this weekend… From Varsity Bookmarking, the tumblelog of Ben Pieratt: “The internet, at this time in history, is the greatest client assignment of all time. The Western world is porting itself over to the web in mind and deed and is looking to make itself comfortable and productive. It’s every person in the world, connected to every […] One response July 15, 2011
  • Outsourcing 101 for Startup Founders By Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli Founder, Task Army Many people are attracted by the idea of outsourcing but starting outsourcing can be quite daunting. Where to find the right people? How to make sure they will produce the results you expect? How much to pay? I will try to answer these questions in this (lengthy) post. I. […] 5 responses July 14, 2011
  • The end is near…   Sale ends Monday at Noon (PST) …at least for the MicroConsult with Bob Walsh sale. MicroConsults will be returning to their normal highly competitive prices Monday at noon (San Francisco time). So who went for the sale? Well, for starters… A New Yorker who wanted to become more productive (bought the 3 for 2, came […] No responses July 8, 2011