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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…

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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…

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…

Untold

The disclaimer Fred Wilson led his recent post “The Billion Dollar Valuation Club” with says a lot. Read carefully (emphasis mine): This is a very useful exercise in the VC…

UX Salaries Compared

There is a lot of buzz spooling up around Atlanta as a tech hub. And for good reason. You don’t have to go far to find an article about how…

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…

Scratching the Itch

We’ve all heard them. Entrepreneurs and pundits alike. Prosthelytizing the idea that to be successful we have the best odds by scratching our own itch. Make something that scratches an…

Trading Design for Equity

I was recently approached with the following question by a designer looking for ideas on how to decide on working for equity in a startup: If I were to work…