Archive for June, 2011
Buying books might be one of the guiltiest pleasures, ever. The smell of the ink, the feel of the paper and, of course, the question of what to do when you’re done reading it. Some are worth keeping and showing off on your book shelf. But most do not make the cut. There’s few option [...]
A few days ago, Christian Jung, a designer and consultant from Germany wrote an interesting post – Goodbye Basecamp, This Is The End Of A True Love. My Heart Is Broken, explaining why he would no longer use Basecamp, popular project management software created by 37signals. Christian decided that after six years, his needs changed [...]
In a post last week, Ross discussed the need to find a balance between driving traffic and conversion for web-based businesses. It’s a great video and a very valuable discussion of one critical issue of strategic emphasis that many web-based businesses grapple with. Ross’s overriding point was that a business should not choose between a [...]
When I turned 21, I made a huge mistake. Drunk (pun definitely intended) with my new I.D. wielding power, I felt my days of Keystone, Old Style and PBR were over and I began to dive into the world of craft beer. As with most things in life, once you begin to drink quality beer, [...]
Most companies, especially small business and startups, obsess about the amount of traffic to their online sites. Site traffic is important – it brings attention, a certain degree of validation, and the opportunity to convert visitors into users or paying customers. But traffic alone isn’t enough and more importantly, we tend to overestimate its impact. A [...]
I know there are 647,259 file sharing apps out there but the elegance and simplicity of CloudApp is second to none. Screen shots automatically upload, links to your files are automatically placed on your clipboard. Try it and you’ll never go back.
In the world of startups and small business there are two basic kinds of company: those the media pays attention to, and all the rest. If your company has a compelling story, a unique product , or an interesting personality behind it you may be fortunate to leverage that advantage and convince a reporter to [...]