Next Step. Marshall Kirkpatrick is leaving his daily role at ReadWriteWeb to build a product and a company. It’s called Plexus Engine and sounds pretty cool. The post is also on his personal blog but that seems down now.
What we told current Journalism majors about working at startups. Good advice for anyone in school right now. Numbers 1, 10, 12, and 22 are my favorites of the bunch.
How Tumblr Hired Its 3rd Employee. Cool little story about how Tumblr hired Marc LaFountain, their 3rd employee and head of customer support.
The Future of Work: What happens when talent trumps capital? It will be interesting to watch as large incumbent businesses come to rely upon software more heavily. This short post considers how they’ll maintain a high level when “who” matters more than “how much.”
Ethical Coffee Chain. A coffee company that’s different. You’re investing in a specific farmer and can even buy early shares in the company. Interesting concept.
Customers don’t patronize companies on the basis of the difficulty of the code or the unit test coverage percentage or whether you used Bodoni instead of Times New Roman on the home page. In fact I’ve made millions of dollars on companies with hideously ugly… Continue reading →
Basically, to create anything meaningful in digital media, you need to think in terms of a product, not just a story. Khoi Vinh — The end of client services.
Ways to acquire users for free. Cool tips on different strategies for attracting users to your product. The right data makes these decisions easier.
Fail Bigger Cheaper: A Three Word Manifesto. By insulating businesses, particularly the large ones, from failure we’re limiting our future opportunities. If we let things fail we can learn how to make them better.