• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Industriously smelling the digital roses If you don’t focus, you can’t create. But if you don’t connect, you can’t meaningfully create. Here’s my new approach to the whole “be industrious or be online” quandary. A.M. – Set up exactly what I am going to do and unless there’s an earthquake or a gun shot, do it. No interruptions, deviations, distractions, […] No responses June 27, 2011
  • Of eBooks new, somewhat new, and 170 years old. Ever notice how interesting things tend to happen in threes? Here’s my three things for the day, starting with that 170-year-old ebook. No, when Ralph Waldo Emerson pulled together his notes for Self-Reliance from meetups where he’d social networked with other thought leaders his time, the only things digital were at the ends of people’s […] One response May 25, 2011
  • Above and Below Hopefully you’ve had a more productive day than I have. I knew exactly what I had to do today for my startup, and yet I found all sorts of things to do instead. I’ve come to the opinion most of the time most people know exactly what they should be doing to finish their software, […] Bob Walsh 7 responses May 17, 2011
  • Three things quick First off, a hardy thanks to those who commented on this post, or tweeted, or emailed, or IM’ed, or called. Like the song says, I get by with a little help from my friends… Speaking of help, if you need to kick your web site into a higher gear, you could do worse than attend AppSumo’s Action […] Bob Walsh One response May 4, 2011
  • Poking you about Poke the Box I’d like ask you to do one small thing. Not for me – for you. Right now buy Seth Godin’s about-to-be-unleashed Poke the Box (Kindle version). While it still in experimental pre-release the bigger the buzz, the lower the price mode and it costs one buck. Don’t cycle through all the old lame excuses – […] Bob Walsh One response February 27, 2011
  • A real Knowledge Factory… If you are wondering what the big deal is about Seth Godin’s Domino Project, watch this video: While the factory machinery, Linotype machines and such are gone, the process is just as mechanical and industrial today as 60 years ago. If that sounds as crazy as building and selling a “car” that’s a mechanical horse […] Bob Walsh No responses February 24, 2011