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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…

Carl Smith at Converge SE - photo credit Jason Beaird

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…

Freelancer or Agency?

Following a fantastic AWDG event Wednesday night, I had a conversation with panelist Marc Hershovitz (disclosure: Marc is also my attorney) about the difference between a freelancer and an agency. Based on…

Design Corrosion

Is it me, or is most software getting worse as it tries to appeal to more people? As an application’s customer base grows, developers must consider an ever widening set of…

Renegade

Just last week a friend and I were chatting about real estate, and the outdated agent/broker system. The MLS is horrible, and most agents are too busy chasing new deals…

Double Wrap

Earlier this week I posted this photo of how I wrap the cords for my MacBook Air’s power cable. The Internet subsequently exploded. Something like 20,000 people retweeted, reposted, or otherwise…

I Miss the News

Something happens. People gather and crane their necks to catch a glimpse of the event, then whisper to each other, slowly spreading their account of what they’ve seen. News spreads…

Three Startup Questions

A community leader/budding entrepreneur here in Atlanta recently approached me with these three questions. Hopefully the answers help you, too. If you could narrow launching a startup down to 5…