I wrote this article a couple of weeks ago after pitching Postach.io for the NVBC business competition, a local event in BC, Canada with a top prize of $100k. I purchased two Macbook adapters, brought three cords, backed up my presentation to...
"You can make money in software in two ways: bundling and unbundling." ~ Jim Barksdale, Netscape, 1995 I found this quote on a recent a16z podcast with Benedict Evans and Steven Sinofsky where they discuss the recent trend of unbundling in mobile...
I’m moving my blog to Postach.io - the Evernote powered blogging platform I cofounded with Gavin Vickery and the Input Logic crew. Stay tuned for old posts and portfolio work to be migrated over. Lots to do.
Some designers make me sick. Not sick like I'm disgusted with them, but this pit deep sickness in my stomach while marvelling at the beauty of what they've created. The fear that I will never be that good. Some work is just so beautiful. The way...
This week I received a random phone call from a startup founder down in Virginia - a young woman planning a fashion startup. In hindsight, I could have given her better advice, but having been in the middle of coding at the time, the business...
This is a quick response to Lazy Writing, a post yesterday by Sacha Greif (who I'm a big fan of). While I agree with the general sentiment and I love the writing tips he offers in his article, I feel obliged to offer a contrarian opinion. The...
I read this article just now, talking about how startups are running out of cash and failing all over the place. I found that the tone of the article almost blames the investors for not coughing up cash for a series B round.  Don't get me wrong,...
This article is my perspective on articles written this week by Matt Galligan, Jon Crawford, and Bubs Monsef about work / life balance. I like to think there is no such thing as work / life balance. I tell myself there is only life, and how I...
That Adele album is really good. I know everyone's kind of over it now, and it's been overplayed, but it's a damn good album. In Chris Anderson's book, The Long Tail, he talks about how access to digital music on the internet caused the masses to...
A positive trend I'm noticing lately is the flux of US tech startup investors peering into the global economy, seeking new opportunities outside of Silicon Valley and NYC. In my experience, as recently as 2010, the default response to a Canadian...