Category Archives: personal_insight

Dear [Under-Capitalized Business-Guy who wants me to work on your site for 'equity'],

[Note: This was cut/pasted from an email response I sent an individual I had a meeting with. I did not enter into a business relationship with this person. I posted this here since it seemed to contain general advice that … Continue reading

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Open Source Developers Are Rock Stars!

When I was a kid, all I wanted to be was a rock star. I wanted to play guitar, get up on stage, and have everyone scream while I cranked out some hard rockin’ tune. I wanted to see lighters … Continue reading

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“We don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 per day.”

“We don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 per day.” I really loved this blog post. It hits the nail on the head for a lot of reasons. The writing style is good and catchy. The content is … Continue reading

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What are the best ways to recruit top engineering talent to work on a pre-Series A startup with no funding but big ideas?

I saw this question on Quora and it caught my eye because it’s focused on the area I’m interested in professionally — how to build and launch new businesses that make a real impact. One of the answers, though, I … Continue reading

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Question: Should I plan for the future? Or focus on what I need to do today? Answer: Yes.

Being able to focus on what you need to have in place for the future is a good thing. It’s good in that you can’t be successful without it. The challenge is that thinking 3 steps ahead too often will … Continue reading

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ZenHabits: Letting Go of Attachment, from A to Zen

Here’s another great post from the Zen Habits blog that I’ve literally been following for years. It addresses how to let go of things that can end up causing lots of wasted time and energy in our lives. It’s another … Continue reading

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