My friend Tom and I were chatting. Tom: “I just don’t have the soul of a businessman.” Me: “I do. I keep it in a crystal on my desk.” (With apologies to Stephen King.) So here’s an idea – make… Read moreJoke from this weekend
This guy provides a great example of the sunk cost fallacy Wikipedia definition of the Sunk Cost Fallacy. Key thing to remember: Your time is worth a certain amount of money, or higher (you may die sooner than you think)…. Read moreSunk costs
I received an unsolicted invitation to do some contract development work because of my work on Bellygraph. I had to decline, though, because I’ve got so many other projects. And I am happy with that choice – I doubt that… Read moreA hit!
This is a great article by Paul Graham on, well, lots of things. What is software going to be like in 5 years What’s it like running an incubator What’s his advice on starting new companies (just do it!) How… Read morePaul Graham on software, startups, incubators and a whole lot more
This NY Post article talks about the pricing negotiations between Apple and the music labels has the great quote (referenced as the title): “Where in life does the retailer set the price of the content?” Ironically, the anonymous speaker is… Read moreWhere in life does the retailer set the price?
Don’t be known as a good starter but a poor finisher – very apt advice for any entrepreneur.
Compare this time-lapse animated gif of Google’s evolution with the equivalent for Yahoo Google’s strategy has consistently been about keeping it clean – adding a few announcements here and there, but all in all, focusing on one major thing –… Read moreCompare and contrast
This is a great, short article by Paul Graham on why being copied isn’t nearly as big a deal as people think. But I have at least one additional positive – if people are copying your idea, it means that… Read moreBeing Copied
In a further demonstration that people can use the Internet for just about anything, One Red Paperclip is a blog about a guy who offered someone a red paperclip in exchange for something else, with the eventual goal of acquiring… Read moreWill trade paperclip for a house
I’ve seen some posts out on the ‘net about working with startups, and I thought I would use my 9 years of startup experience, combined with my 3 years of big-company experience, to provide my readers with some insight on… Read moreSo you want to join a startup
I didn’t even know there was a best of. But it is well named. This one was really funny.
It hurts my chances to win, so by definition it is a selfless act for me to remind you about inBubbleWrap, a website associated with 800 CEO Read, that gives away copies of business books every day. No spam, no… Read moreA selfless act on my part
A new IE vulnerability described here. Essentially, they can fool the browser into thinking you’re going to website X, but really you’re at website Y, but the toolbar says you’re at website X still.
I found this on Monster: Six Answers Interviewers Need (in order to) Hire You I thought this was interesting because I do have to interview from time to time, and I had never thought about it in the terms of… Read moreSix answers the interviewer wants to know
After I wrote the post, I went and decided to google replacement rate. I *still* don’t know what it means in the context of the retirement site. I do know that in the context of biology, replacement rate means the… Read moreMore on replacement rate
I’m reading an article about retirement savings, and I click on a link that will let me fill in a web form and tell me how much I should be saving. I click the link (provided here for your enjoyment)… Read moreLame-ass retirement savings website