Archive | Stories about life & business

Wanted: ALIVE, NOT DEAD.

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 3.40.13 PM

“I love my files and storage.”

Said no one.

Ever.

And yet, even great startups like Dropbox talk only about ‘files and storage.’

That continue reading

Continue Reading

Do you ever send snippy emails?

“I never send snippy emails. I’m just direct and efficient,” you say.

Great, you rock! :)

The following is just for all those other people out there continue reading

Continue Reading

When you stop your car at a stop sign, does your mind always stop with it?

If people’s minds ‘run’ through stop signs, how will you make sure they don’t ‘run’ through your ads?

Continue Reading

Why the Chevy Bolt vs Tesla Model 3 rivalry is BS

tesla

The short answer:

The Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt are the next generation of electric cars that should make electric cars as common as the pavement in our streets. (The continue reading

Continue Reading

This just in: Lady Gaga’s startup is gone. :(

gaga

Backplane, aka Lady Gaga’s startup for building online communities, has burned through roughly $18.9 million US (yes, $18.9 million) in funding continue reading

Continue Reading

Time and money are two sides of the same coin.

No smart person will give you their money until they have given you some of their time first.

Smart people guard their time. It’s understandable: continue reading

Continue Reading

What’s stopping more people from buying from you? (Part I)

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 11.52.14 AM

Why do you think that so many of us drink more Starbucks coffee now than ever before?

My 2¢: Because Starbucks has taught us to do so.

Through its continue reading

Continue Reading

“Has this person gotten over themselves?”

Such a simple question, but the answer speaks volumes, no?

The above question is one of the key questions the continue reading

Continue Reading

Nothing rots from the outside in.

Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 1.16.13 PM

This is a story about two modern institutions: BlackBerry and the Daily Show.

“Wait, why those two? What could they possibly have in common?”

Neither continue reading

Continue Reading

A story about a great place for starting a business

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 7.18.50 PM

You know what place is better than Silicon Valley for solving problems and starting businesses?

It’s called deep empathy.

Deep empathy is one continue reading

Continue Reading

Bad marketing is always a people problem.

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 8.48.02 PM

No matter how it looks at first, bad marketing is always a people problem.

And that problem can sink a business, because marketing is the brain of a business.

continue reading

Continue Reading

If IMDb.com had a last name, it would be ‘unassuming.’

That can be a bit surprising when you consider that IMDb (short for ‘Internet Movie Database’) is the world’s most authoritative website/resource continue reading

Continue Reading

Does your business need a ta-da website?

“Wait, what’s a ‘ta-da website?'”
A website that’s super simple and easy to use.

“How easy?”
As easy as breathing.

“Why continue reading

Continue Reading

The thing with hand-crafted products

sneezr

You sense when there’s been care taken with a product. Even at a glance.

The thing with hand-crafted products, images, stories, you-name-it, continue reading

Continue Reading