• The courage of your mistakes About two months ago I was convinced the best way to grow StartupToDo.com was to go to a simple 30 day trial and then subscribe. That meant ditching my ‘get them to sign up through Amazon and then start their subscription if they didn’t cancel during the 7 day trial’ approach. After all, free is […] Bob Walsh 5 responses July 5, 2010
  • MicroISV Digest 07/02/2010 Community News: Quiet week before the Fourth of July weekend here in the U.S. Interesting Answers.Onstartups.com questions with useful answers: How can we communicate our message effectively without being seen as what exists already in the market? Would you put an open discussion forum on the products website? Sleep schedule and startup productivity News/posts for microISVs […] Bob Walsh No responses July 2, 2010
  • An Apple fanboy, but not a blind one If you’ve been reading this blog, you’d know I’d rather sleep with my iPhone/iPad than Angelina Jolie (at least on a regular basis). Fanboy is an understatement. However, iOS4 update for my iPhone – the 3G I waited 5 hours in line to get – has been a disaster. I tried rebooting. I did a […] Bob Walsh 10 responses June 29, 2010
  • Permission Slip Should I add that feature, talk to that investor across the room, announce my startup to the world, even do a startup? More often than not the word “should” is shorthand for do I have someone’s – anyone’s – permission to do this thing therefore if it fails they to blame, not me. Waiting for […] Bob Walsh 2 responses June 29, 2010
  • Multitask? No, microtask. Trying something out today that’s new – at least for me: I call it microtasking. Take all the online interaction you should be doing: Retweeting good posts from those you follow, Saying “hi” to online friends in Facebook, Knocking out 5 quick replies to emails, Read a few posts and add to the conversation, if […] Bob Walsh 4 responses June 28, 2010
  • Email your problems away This week I’ve been struggling to set up a new mac after my trusty MacBook Pro died last Sunday (Please, no flowers.). If you’re not a rails/mysql/mac kind of developer you won’t care about the gory details and if you are, they would only keep you up at night. But one good thing (actually 3) […] Bob Walsh One response June 27, 2010
  • Is your Startup Tapworthy? After six Evernote notes, three great ideas for my startup, two epiphanies and grabbing five great apps I’d never heard of, I’m through with the first two chapters (of 11!) of the brand new book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps by Josh Clark. I don’t know which is going to give out first – my brain […] Bob Walsh 4 responses June 26, 2010
  • What’s black and white and red all over? The answer to this elementary school riddle used to be something called a newspaper, but the new answer is 37signals latest product for the iPad: Draft. What does Draft do? On a black background you can draw with your finger in white or red, email your draft or post it to 37signals’ Campfire. You can undo, […] Bob Walsh 12 responses June 25, 2010
  • MicroISV Digest 06/24/2010 Community News: Rob Walling, The Micropreneur Academy, has brand new book out: Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup is out. Have not yet had time to read it, but Rob knows his stuff, and people I respect are raving about it. There’s a new website, SoftCity, focused on connecting software […] Bob Walsh No responses June 24, 2010
  • Thanks Chris Brogan! With the noise level on the internets set permanently to overwhelming it’s rare to find one, let alone three great posts. In the same week. From the same blogger. If you’re not already reading him every day, let me introduce you to Chris Brogan. June 19th – Stepping in Do. Like in doing. “Ideas aren’t worth […] Bob Walsh 3 responses June 23, 2010