Archive | January, 2011

Traction

We’ve covered idea and naming… We’ll now move on to the heart of any startup- creating traction. What is traction: traction is a simple concept to explain but difficult to achieve. People need to use your stuff. ┬áIn the case of a business to business product you may just need a single guinea pig to […]

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Death Taxes and Delays

You know the saying. . . Nothing in life is inevitable except for death and taxes. To that list I would like to humbly suggest that we add: delays. In the startup world NOTHING ever goes as planned. Unless you go to Stanford then everything goes perfectly and even dumb companies sell for millions. My […]

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CES Sucks

Just a quick rant. CES was cool roughly a decade ago. It was authentic. People who loved consumer electronics got together and geeked out. Now it is a circus. Better yet a side show. Something that when your sitting outside listening to the hype you feel like it is going to be the coolest thing […]

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Day 1

Day 1 Time to get started. I’m a big believer that you gotta get started. I have suffered from the paralysis of perfection way too many times in my Starting Stuff career and recently I have decided to take the opposite approach. Just start. We’ve all heard the axiom “How do you eat an elephant”? […]

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