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Your opinions are hurting other entrepreneurs

Last year at the Business of Software conference, I found myself in several conversations where I was either asking for an opinion on one of my ideas or giving an opinion on someone else’s. I thought I was being a good conference attendee. I thought I was offering people a different perspective and expanding the number…

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Amateurs Study Tactics. Professionals Study Logistics

A good friend of mine who owns the Ben & Jerry’s in Saratoga Springs, NY once told me: Amateurs study tactics. Professionals study logistics. It’s interesting that so many people are looking for tactics to get ahead and do a better job than someone else. As if there’s some magical thing that you can do…

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Marketing Monday

As part of my speech at MicroConf 2012, I took a look at putting together processes for your business that can help you to get more things done. I actually think that Patrick McKenzie said it a lot better than I did during his speech, so I’ll blatantly steal borrow a line from him: A…

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ISV Con 2012

I’m not affiliated with this conference and I know it’s late notice, but I wanted to pass it along in case there was anyone who had some free time the weekend of July 13th. If you missed MicroConf 2012 and you’d like to spend a few days networking with other ISV’s, head on over to…

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MicroConf 2012 Review

I can’t begin to describe the feelings I have now that MicroConf is over. But I’m going to try anyway. MicroConf 2012 was somehow better than last year. I spoke with several others and we couldn’t quite pinpoint why, but it was better. We upgraded the venue, we seriously upgraded the Monday night party (Thank…

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Can you help me? A request of my readers

I don’t usually ask for much. In fact, I don’t recall the last time I actually asked for anything of my readers. But I do have a favor to ask, and it’s one that could really help me out a lot. As you’re probably aware, I’ve been working on this product called AuditShark for quite…

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The Anorexic Startup – A Tale of Sex, Drugs, and C++

“Day 37: It’s been over a month since I’ve embarked on this masochistic lifestyle.  My eyes are bloodshot, burned deep by my laptop’s searing glow. The floor is littered  with streaked coffee cups and half-smoked cigarettes. A late rent notice is buried somewhere under the mess, along with other forgotten responsibilities. My hoodie and jeans…

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MicroConf 2012 – Coming Soon

You might have heard about my little podcast called Startups for the Rest of Us. You might have also heard about MicroConf, which is the conference that Rob Walling and myself put on for self-funded startups and single founder companies. If you haven’t been listening, don’t worry about it. We’re hosting this little conference again this…

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New Laptop

Back in August, I was doing some work in a hotel room on my laptop and things started going “weird”. The system would appear to freeze up a bit, or the colors would go all trippy, or windows wouldn’t refresh. After five or ten seconds, I would see the following error message: “Display driver has…

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WordPress Security

I’m doing a bit of an informal survey here, but I’m curious to know whether any of my readers use WordPress. If you do and have a few minutes to take a simple 6 question survey, I’d appreciate it. It shouldn’t take you more than 3-5 minutes to finish. Take the Survey

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