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I tend to write books when something in my life is very painful. My first book was dealing with the pain of all those non-programming things you have to do to sell commercial Windows desktop software; my last was getting my head around what a bootstrapping web startup needs to do. The pain I’m feeling right now is huge and growing sharper day by day. Social media, Internet disruption, the Media Tsunami, infinite information and…

The Iron Law of running a startup or microISV is there’s never enough time to everything, especially the important but non-critical stuff. It takes lots and lots of time to do the strategic stuff – often you have to pump in some unknown number of hours just researching. That’s why I’m excited by Fancy Hands – it’s fixed price virtual assistants for simple but time-consuming tasks. I recently used Fancy Hands (15 tasks per month…

I’m about 40 pounds overweight; worse, odds are good you are too. If you are reading this you probably spend your days in front of a computer, your nights in front of a computer and year by year your weight is creeping up. The old industrial way to stop looking so bovine was to go to a centralized facility on a regular schedule (a gym) and perform specific movements in a specific way. As an…

The brave new world we are building online has it’s share of brave new problems: Does the Internet remain a level playing field or do large corporations “help” it by picking and choosing whose bits are more important (theirs)? How do we deal with the Media Tsunami that is growing to truly¬†apocalyptic size day by day? Humans can only make so many decisions a day: after that our brains turn to mush. Between the web…