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from http://cdixon.org 90 days ago

When you start looking at a problem and it seems really simple, you don’t really understand the complexity of the problem. Then you get into the problem, and you see that it’s really complicated, and you come up with all these convoluted solutions. That’s sort of the middle, and that’s ...

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from http://cdixon.org 90 days ago

Languages are something of a mess. They evolve over centuries through an unplanned, democratic process that leaves them teeming with irregularities, quirks, and words like “knight.” No one who set out to design a form of communication would ever end up with anything like English, Mandarin, or any of the ...

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from http://cdixon.org 90 days ago

George Gilder discusses the importance of Bitcoin in a very interesting interview: To have a civilization you need more than just bits and bytes. You need contracts, transactions, provable facts, titles, notarization, identities etc. You need all these other factors that can’t be accommodated very well on the existing internet. ...

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from http://cdixon.org 90 days ago

Today, I’m excited to announce that Andreessen Horowitz is investing $50 million in BuzzFeed. As part of the investment, I’ll be joining the company’s board. Many of today’s great media companies were built on top of emerging technologies. Examples include Time Inc. which was built on color printing, CBS which ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 90 days ago

“Se você não pode medir algo, você não pode melhorá-lo.” – Lord Kelvin Este artigo é um guia abrangente e detalhado das principais métricas necessárias para entender e otimizar uma empresa de Software como serviço (SaaS). Ele conta com a ajuda de dois experts no assunto: Ron Gill, (CFO, NetSuite), ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

This interview is about how to go from being a consultant who trades hours for money, to creating a product, which continues to grow your revenue even when you’re not working. Carl Hancock did that. He is the co-founder of RocketGenius which is the development company behind GravityForms, a plug-in ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

What happens when you realize your original idea won’t work? This is the story of a founder who almost ran out of money pursuing a stalled business idea and what happened when he changed his mind at the last minute. Noam Schwartz is the co-founder of TapDog which aggregated data ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

Making a sale is exciting. But Joey Coleman says that it’s what you do after the sale that really matters. “A great client of mine…makes a device that measures the ambient temperature in a room…a server closet, for example,” says Joey, founder of Design Symphony. “The actual profit model for ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

How does a Mixergy fan in India who has a MONTHLY food budget of just $12 bootstrap a profitable software company? Vipin Sahu is the founder of WebKul, which is a company that builds open source plugins for e-commerce and CMS platforms. Watch the FULL program Prefer audio? Great! “Right ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

Today I want to reveal something about business that most people don’t know. See, most people will pull out their phones and take a picture of a receipt and bot-a-bing, bot-a-boom, all the data–the amount from the receipt, the company’s name–just appears on their phone. And they think the company ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 90 days ago

How does a former lawyer build a multi-million dollar company that teaches social skills. Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a company that teaches confidence and emotional intelligence. Watch the FULL program Prefer audio? Great! “Right click” here for the MP3 format. About Jordan Harbinger Jordan ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 106 days ago

[Andrew: There's a real shortage of information about push notifications, CTRs, response rates, etc. Partly this is due to the immaturity of mobile as a marketing platform, but it's also because of the opacity of the iOS platform. I recently ran into Kahuna, a Sequoia-backed startup led by Adam Marchick ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 106 days ago

[Recently, I read this roundup of perspectives on "App Constellations" on the new social/professional news app Quibb. This is an emerging product strategy in mobile embraced by Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare, Twitter, and others, and found it fascinating. Thanks to the authors below for sharing their opinions on this new approach. ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 106 days ago

Scaling growth is hard – there’s only a few ways to do it When you study the most successful mobile/web products, you start to see a pattern on how they grow. Turns out, there’s not too many ways to reach 100s of millions of users or revenue. Instead, products mostly ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 106 days ago

[Today we have a guest post from Alex Schiff, who's a co-founder and CEO of Fetchnotes, which makes simple, smart tools that help people work together and get things done. Fetchnotes graduated from Techstars Boston in November 2012, and is currently a team of 5 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. -Andrew] Alex ...

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