Why going after niches is the smartest way to riches.
Perhaps there's a way to improve one's immediate environment rather than escaping to a new one.
If there's one lesson learned from watching Path fail than succeed, it's that it is far better to follow your gut than listen to the advice of others.
What platform has weak documentation, a virtual simulator that takes minutes to load, and takes three times as long to program for? That's right: Android.
The past few years have been about building a your public identity on the web. The next few years are about breaking your identity up into various contexts.
Ok, Path just put Facebook and a lot of other mobile products to shame with their new application. They’ve got a killer design, a number of relatively innovative interface elements, and the app works aside from the occasional crash and some buggy loading issues. However I haven’t been able to get over one element of [...]
“He who fails to plan, plans to fail” – Proverb I have gone throughout much of my life not planning anything. In fact I’m so bad at planning that I figured there had to be an easier way and we came up with Holler. When we started Holler we had three things: a vision, an [...]
When speaking on a panel at the recent DC Week event, I made a statement that resonated with some people in the audience: design is no longer an option. If you think back to the 90s, web design was essentially a foreign concept. Developers who could piece together some janky table-layout html were the ones [...]
I spent the weekend reading over all the conversations on Hacker News (effectively summarized in this post) about how MongoDB had failed this one company, and all the follow-on conversation about why or why not to use Mongo as a database solution. Fortunately there are often some very rational people in the comments on Hacker [...]
I’ve been asked by a number of people about naming startups since launching Holler.com, a name which to say the least, did not come cheaply. People have asked me everything from how to name a startup, to how much you should spend, to how important the name is. Ultimately, we each have our own theories [...]