Essays

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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Vancouver Grow Conference 2012 Vancouver Grow Conference 2012

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

I was reading some writing by blogger Jeff Goin who writes about writing. He was saying that social media is a two way street. It’s an unique opportunity to have a conversation with other people. But on blogs people write these complete thoughts, not offering room for conversation. I’ve been doing this! I love to write…

Read More Are we missing an opportunity for a great conversation with Social Media?