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, […]

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Been there, done that, and you get the ebook free

The Developer's Code

Every so often, someone very nice who is walking ahead of you on the Startup Path will pass along information that can save you much pain. Ka Wai Cheung, of Chicago-based web development shop We Are Mammoth is one such guy, and his new free ebook can save you from making more mistakes than you […]

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Are you one of the few, the proud, the event organizers?

My good friend Corey Maass is just about ready to release Cue, an awesome app for people who organize events. Whether its a full blown conference, a meetup or just your seven-year-old’s birthday party, Cue gives you a control dashboard of what everyone needs to do by when and how they prefer to be communicated […]

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They’re starting to notice…

Dan Rather Reports

Among the dozen or so “flack shots” e-mails that I get in a day, one caught my eye about 10 minutes ago. DALLAS (May 12, 2011) – Tuesday’s “Dan Rather Reports” presents a revealing behind-the-scenes look at Hashable – one of the many new social-media startup companies trying to prove they have what it takes […]

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Inbox Zero is dead for me

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For as many years as I’ve had e-mail, I’ve tried to keep my inbox empty. First it was because I liked neatness, then because David Allen’s GTD mandated it, and then because Merlin Mann came up with some excellent techniques for keeping your inbox empty. The problem is, the problem has gone from out-of-control to […]

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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 […]

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I’m Back. Here’s Why.

For the past two months, hell for the past 3 decades, every time I sit down in front of computer to create I have to push myself to do it. It’s like a force field or some sort of invisble mind-sucking SciFi monster pushing me away from creating. I can spend all day answering emails, […]

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Poking you about Poke the Box

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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Startup/MicroISV Digest for 2/14/2011

The CatBoard - for Real cat lovers!

Community News: Any time you put a now-obvious unmet need, a new startup and a cat on a keyboard together, you can pretty much bet I will run with it: Corey Maass (Gelform) has a great teaser up for Cue, the app you need If you run meetups, have gigs, or just organize happy hour […]

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