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The Next Social Network

A decade ago people were flocking to Facebook and Twitter. Then along came Instagram and the cool kids (e.g. 18-25 year olds) jumped on board, many of them abandoning Facebook…

Simple Document Collaboration

A VC client recently asked me: “What’s the simplest way to upload a few documents about a company or dealĀ and have a group discussion about them?” They want to be…

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Redesign our Design Thinking

ConvergeSE is one of my favorite events. It’s generally swarming with smart people sharing smart ideas. But all this talk about design thinking has me thinking about design thinking. We…

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Lemonade

The balmy afternoons of summer are coming. Kids will be out of school and some of them — the enterprising ones, at least — will be hauling card tables down…

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A Dangerous Groove

Racing drivers call it “the line”. It’s the fastest way around the track. Each driver might have a slightly different line that works for them, and that’s okay. Finding it…

Jerk

My car broke down. On the way to a funeral. In the rain. Today feels like a country song. — J Cornelius (@jc) March 10, 2015 I feel like a jerk….

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Swim Lanes

Two meters is much narrower than you think. Maybe it’s fine if you’re just lounging around. But if you’re trying to accomplish something, like, say, winning 22 gold medals, it’s…

Deposits

At Nine Labs, we have a standard Master Services Agreement which all our clients sign before we begin work. Every once in a while a potential client comes along who…