What I’ve learned about creating product videos

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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 […]

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Ponderable: Bookfunding.

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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 […]

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So how are you using Google+?

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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 […]

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Thomas Friedman gets it. Do you?

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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 […]

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Bootstrapped Lean College Startup: UpOut

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Outsourcing 101 for Startup Founders

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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. […]

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The end is near…

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  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 […]

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Productivity isn’t one problem; it’s three

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I don’t know if this is profound or just a case of me finally understanding last month what everyone else gets: Productivity is not one problem, it’s three. For the past decade I’ve been trying to solve how to be productive as if that problem begins and ends in Getting Things Done (David Allen’s productivity methodology). GTD […]

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Launching Next!: Experience of a first-time app developer

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By Jenny Wager Founder, LefTurn Labs I am thrilled that there is interest in hearing how Next! was launched. So let’s start at the beginning- the idea for Next! was born from my obsession with productivity and desire for a solution that worked how I worked. There is a certain efficiency that technology can bring […]

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