Vinicius Vacanti wrote a great article on doing stuff by hand in a startup instead of automation right from the beginning:
So, we took a shortcut. Instead of building a crawler, my co-founder and I would crawl out of bed at 3 am and manually enter the deals into our database. Plus, when you’re doing it yourself, classification was easy. We did it all manually.
Within 3 days, we released Yipit and it took … Read more
This is the first post in a series of posts covering iOS-Development, App-Store SEO, App-Analytics, App-Design and more!
I started iOS-Development a couple of weeks ago – still totally addicted and spending a huge chunk of my time inside XCode and the iOS-Developer Library.
One really interesting part of developing apps for any of the mobile operating-systems is looking at market data. For the web you would tools like Google-Trends or the Google-Keyword Tool and … Read more
Really cool discussions on Quora about ways to learn better and faster!
Speed and Efficiency
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During my recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania I had the chance to talk to a lot of amazing people from these countries.
Most of them were shy in the beginning, not really used to talking to tourists. It turned out that sadly not many tourists were actually interested in talking to them. (what the heck do you go there for then??)
With a fertility-rate ranging between 4 to 5 children per woman and ultra-high … Read more
The guys from Buffer have shared their pitchdeck which is pretty rare so make sure to check it out!
Here are the single-slides:
3 stories I want to share after some recent client-calls…
The No-Money Client
This client has none or little money (at least for you). Everything has to be cheap (but look like the expensive thing). If you give him a quote he has already heard that someone else does it for half the price.
The No-Respect Client
This client does not value any of the work you deliver. He could have done it himself faster, … Read more
After writing my last post „Let go of doing everything yourself: the power of online-collaboration“ some readers approached me asking for more detail when hiring online.
So here is my ultimate guide to hiring freelancers online that I use and refine every day.
What platform should I choose?
Well the easiest way to hire someone with a high probability of being a good fit is some personal-connection, social-recommendation or (in your eyes) awesome … Read more
Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains.
A great (and also critical video) about the internet by the insanely talented Epipheo-Studios.
Photo-Credit: Pat Thuillier – 500px.com… Read more
I stumbled across this pretty cool answer on Quora today by Michael Wolfe (Founder of Pipewise and others):
There are a few ways to get rich that have a high probability but a very long time frame:
- Go to a good college and grad school, become a lawyer or banker, and spend a few decades working your way up to partner.
- Join a large company and spend decades working yourself up into management.
- Get a decent
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There is an ongoing debate about learning to code which I covered in my post „Hacker, Painter & Understander – a guide to coding as a biz-guy“ as I have been going through this myself.
Being able to do everything yourself can be handy when you are just starting out. You code, you design, you market. Almost no cost for creation, quickly being able to change your product to feedback or adapting your … Read more