Tag Archives: secondbrain
Aside

“90 percent of successful startups start out with the wrong strategy and often take three or four…”

28 Feb

“90 percent of successful startups start out with the wrong strategy and often take three or four attempts to get it right. That makes some kind of web sense. For those of us trained in the arts of journalism, though, it’s probably a tough lesson: We’re trained to get it right the first time.”

The newsonomics of hyperlocal’s next round: Patch, Digital First, and more » Nieman Journalism Lab

Advertisements
Aside

“programming is both incredibly simple and impossibly hard, like so many important things in life.”

28 Feb

“programming is both incredibly simple and impossibly hard, like so many important things in life.”

Red Sweater Blog – Learn To Code

Aside

“The coding of the frontend is one matter. The backend is another. Linking the APIs together. Then…”

21 Feb

“The coding of the frontend is one matter. The backend is another. Linking the APIs together. Then it’s buying a domain. Setting up the domain. Ftping the files in. Testing it out across all your web browsers and phones. Making sure all that stuff works. This is what making things for yourself and putting them live in the real world teaches you. It opens questions that you hopefully can answer but trying it out.”

.: sermad :. » Blog Archive » Learning to program isn’t the hard part

I always buy the domain first. Result: I have many, many domains.

Aside

“the idea that more money comes from fewer people appears to be nothing but a myth.”

18 Feb

“the idea that more money comes from fewer people appears to be nothing but a myth.”

How the Myth of the Algorithm Fools the Market | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0.

Aside

5 New Ways to Monetize Your Content in 2012

17 Feb

5 New Ways to Monetize Your Content in 2012:

Interesting.

Aside

“Brands and their marketers suffer from what I refer to as medium’alism, a condition where inordinate…”

16 Feb

“Brands and their marketers suffer from what I refer to as medium’alism, a condition where inordinate value and weight is placed on the technology of any medium rather than amplifying platform strengths and ideas to deliver desired and beneficial experiences and outcomes. Said another way, businesses are developing for the sake of development and establishing supporting presences without regard for how someone feels, thinks, or acts as a result. In doing so, “engagement” programs are calculated, brought to life in the form of an editorial calendar that, by its very nature, isn’t not designed to really engage people at all.”

Engagement Ain’t Nothing But A Number | PandoDaily

See also: “if you build it, they will come”.

Aside

“good designers don’t tend to think about consumers; they think about people and what they want…”

15 Feb

“good designers don’t tend to think about consumers; they think about people and what they want and need. It’s a subtle point, but thinking about people as consumers immediately dehumanizes them and makes it harder to empathize…good designers are good at iterative prototyping, refining the concept through repeated cycles and getting feedback from the right people as they go. James Dyson famously made two thousand prototypes of his bagless vacuum cleaner before he got it right. The rest, as they say, is history.”

How Good Designers Think – Simon Rucker – Harvard Business Review

Aside

“What happens when we turn to very young and inexperienced entrepeneurs and hand them a wad of cash…”

15 Feb

“What happens when we turn to very young and inexperienced entrepeneurs and hand them a wad of cash and demand that they lead the way forward for the rest of us?”

Airy Labs and Ed-Tech Startup Failures

Aside

“…startup failure happens all the time. Startups burst onto the scene (and particularly now, in…”

15 Feb

“…startup failure happens all the time. Startups burst onto the scene (and particularly now, in such “frothy” times, they burst onto the scene with substantial investor backing). They stumble. They pivot. They adapt. And often they fail and sometimes they die. They die silently with a few founders saying “well shit, that didn’t really work out. Lessons learned. Let’s move on.” Or they die with a “hey, let’s make things right. Let’s pay back our investors and then get jobs or something.” Or, sometimes I guess, they die spectacularly and publicly, with stories in Techcrunch and a litany of nasty posts left on various forums around the Web. It happens. It happens now, and it’s happened in the past. The fact that we don’t actually know much about our history — as entrepreneurs or as educators — is part of the very unfortunate (ed-)tech amnesia we all suffer from. Perhaps that’s a big lesson to be drawn here.”

Airy Labs and Ed-Tech Startup Failures

Aside

“The truth is that startups are always in a hurry and always make mistakes. A good CEO knows that she…”

14 Feb

“The truth is that startups are always in a hurry and always make mistakes. A good CEO knows that she must remain nimble and prepared to deal with the fallout of those rushed decisions. And the mob has taught those nimble CEOs that a nuanced discussion is not what the mob wants to hear. They want to see that belly.”

I’m So, So Sorry. Here’s My Belly. Now Please Move On. « Uncrunched