Self Expression is a Tough Business

A few days ago Fred Wilson wrote a post about Tumblr claiming that much of its success could be attributed to self expression. I would agree with this and experienced it firsthand at Nexopia. But, there is a challenge with sites like these and lots of difficulties in building long-term sustainable businesses. The issue stems […]

Working Towards a Minimum Viable Product

One of the hardest things for a company to do is work towards the first launch of a product. It is no coincidence that many products, and companies, emerge from an idea that someone just threw out there for people to use. Generally these products are far from complete and missing tons of useful features, […]

Developing a Product

Over the last couple of years I have tried to immerse myself in learning product development.  As a technical person by nature, it always frustrated me when great ideas and technologies would go to waste because no one could appreciate them.  I have now realized that it is normally because no product of value was […]

Stealth Mode? NDA? I’ll Pass Thanks.

Over the past few weeks I have had 3 separate run-ins with companies in “Stealth Mode”. It is worth noting that these companies are all in spaces where their technology is not patentable and they are going to be focusing on consumer internet. Over the past couple of years I have become extremely turned off […]