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Burnout is the worst. There is nothing quite like it. You go from performing at 100% to less than 50% and there is nothing you can do to boost your output. Not even caffeine helps. I remember the first time I experienced burnout. We had just attended a trade show in Toronto. The months prior…

Read More Burnout kills. 7 simple ways to overcome burnout learned from personal experience!

Here are three of the things I would have done differently when originally founding my startup had I started with the knowledge and experience that I have today. Testing grounds. Originally when we developed our products we never really tested them. Instead, we built our products to work the way we imagined they would and then…

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I’ve had a crazy week. Steve, Angela and I have been asking ourselves very important questions like, “What are the needs of our customers?” And we have struggled to come up with definitive answers. Last friday we sat around our boardroom with beers and taco chips hashing out the different layers of our customers needs.…

Read More When luck meets learning is the outcome different?

As of yesterday, our company, Simple Engine [media], has embarked on a new journey, remote teams. We still have our main office, the HQ, with our core team working from there. We are just excited to add some new members to our team, who will be working remotely. Remote teams brings with it some big…

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Note: Building a startup myself, I have heard a lot about the “chasm” that exists between aquiring your first early adopters versus attracting the early majority of your market. But, I have heard almost nothing about how to cross it. I hope this will help inspire some people to tell their stories. I read a great…

Read More Crossing “the chasm” by telling your story

Google is literally punishing sites for bad SEO habits. Not just black hat tactics, but all non-ethical spammy techniques. (The grey area stuff). On April 24th of this year Google unleashed the Penguins. Here’s a link to Google’s official announcement. Any serious Google update gets a name. There was Google Caffeine, when Google started to…

Read More Don’t get punished for bad SEO