On one end are the people I admire most: visionary creators with values that choose to share their philosophy, approach, and life lessons with the world. Think: Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Warren Buffet Down the line are visionaries that don’t actually create much, like James Altuchter and Tim Ferriss, both who I admire greatly,… Continue reading The Business Mentor Spectrum
This blog post is on Peter Diamandis’ and Steven Kotler’s very (perhaps overly) optimistic book “Bold, How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World.” As of this writing (June 8, 2015) I’m only 60 pages in, but somehow I’m already due to return my copy to the local library, so this may be… Continue reading Being “Bold”
Someone build this: a marketplace where people build their brands. Think Experts-Exchange meets eLance/oDesk Professionals build networks, blog, offer free goods and services, and premium products/services, get reviews, give recommendations. Bring in lots of small-scale projects. Focus on crowd-sourcing and use of big data. Introduce profit sharing into the community. I.e. everyone shares in the… Continue reading Someone Build This: Brand Marketplace
Guess what? Your phone is manipulating you. App makers are using your emotions against you. They’re doing it to get you to use their app more, and maybe more than you should. Nir Eyal describes in his TED talk “Hooked” how it happens, what you can do about it, and how you can get users… Continue reading Hooking Users: It’s Not What it Sounds
To be lightweight: Easy to learn. Traditional software is complex and has a lot of features. A new lightweight app should be simple enjoy to learn in a few steps and not require any documentation Easy to get started. Not a lot should be required to get started. Completes or supports the completion of a… Continue reading What Your App Needs to DO
We are in a unique period in history where there is significant wage arbitrage between the developing world (SE Asia, India, Eastern Europe, etc.) and the first world (US, Canada, Australia, etc.) and means of cost-effectively transferring work done in lower-wage countries to these first world countries. This will not last.