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…

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…

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…

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Just last week a friend and I were chatting about real estate, and the outdated agent/broker system.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…

40 in 240

Back in 2010, Todd Schnick approached me with an idea about writing a short e-book about what it takes to succeed in business-and in life. He called it “40 in…