Knowing When to Quit

One of the hardest decisions¬†for any individual is knowing when to quit. We only have so much time on this Earth so it’s important to review our activities and prune them periodically. Is it still worth your time? Are you throwing good money after bad or are you right on the cusp of a great […]

How Will People Discover Your Product?

How many times have you built something just thinking they will come….and then they didn’t? That’s the story of my life as a software developer. I love building software, but self-promotion? Shouldn’t the product sell itself? The unfortunate reality is that it’s a noisy world. Even killer products like the iPhone and iPad needed that […]

Stop Caring and Start Writing

Insightful (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWurgmyG_Uc) by Jonathon Mann (Mr Song a Day) about silencing the inner critic: It’s all about detaching yourself from the creative process so that you don’t clam up and worry about making something “good”. It’s more important to make something, period, than it is to make something good. Especially for those of us that […]

How to be creative

I love Scott Berkun and he hits it out of the park with this post on how to be creative: The biggest difference between you and Picasso, or Einstein, or whoever your heroes are is that they out work you. They spend more time in front of a canvas, or guitar, or computer, working away […]

So Long Covey

The economist has a fitting obituary for Stephen Covey: Mr Covey argued that personal character, purpose and self-discipline were what mattered. I couldn’t agree more.