The solution to many problems, whether in life or in building a startup seems to be capital. A lack of capital, the thinking goes is the reason you don't have customers, the reason no one has heard of you, the reason you can't build a feature in your software or why you can't even start… Continue reading Startup Lies Part I – “I Need Capital”
A rarely talked about truth is how the act of learning is really messy. Whenever I learn a new skill I always go back to how I learned to play the guitar. Probably because this was the first skill I truly learned by myself; no books, no teachers. Just listening to loads of music and doodling… Continue reading The Messiness Of Learning
When I first started my company as a non-technical founder I would often hear the phrase "your code is not your business". At first I used to nod along. It seemed obvious to me that customers don't pay just for your app, they pay for customer support, for expertise in the field, to solve a… Continue reading Your Code Is Not Your Business
Before I started my tech startup Artificial Intelligence (AI) really wasn't on my radar. I was somewhat aware of autonomous driving vehicles, but apart from that I didn't see how AI was going to have an impact in my life. Even now when I meet with other tech entrepreneurs, the discussion surrounding AI often causes… Continue reading Artificial Un-Intelligence
Entrepreneurs often discuss this topic ad nauseam. It's often a tell that the entrepreneur in question has no idea about tech and is just trying to sound well-informed. My advice is this: If you are not technical then don't waste more than thirty minutes of your time worrying about what language your app should be… Continue reading “Hey….What Languages Is Your App Written In?! What Should My App Use???” Here’s The Definitive Answer!
In a previous post I wrote about how all businesses do is create X amount of value and then capture Y% of X. As long as Y% is greater than the companies expenditures you will have a profitable company. A common misconception about capturing Y% of X, is that Y% is always a large proportion… Continue reading Y% Of X
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