Writing down your life story
bijan: We spent Thursday and Friday in New York City. Yesterday, we arrived at my parents in Long Island. Last night after the kids went to bed, my dad told us some amazing things about his childhood that I had never heard before. My brother and I have learned a lot about my parents lives over the years but I know there are gaps missing from the stories. And there are certainly photos missing....
Startups make all kinds of excuses for delaying their launch. Most are...– Paul Graham, 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups, via Hiten I’m really starting to run out of excuses for delaying our launch…
The whole entrepreneurial thing is that you kind of jump off a cliff and...– Reid Hoffman, as quoted by Jeff Bussgang in his new book, The VC Playbook (via fred-wilson) The ground’s definitely coming at us. But it won’t take much revenue to keep us safely in the air.
Making things is a circle. You start the arc with an idea about the world: an...– New Liberal Arts in Simple HTML (via heyitsnoah) Coming soon: Genlighten’s rough and ragged private beta. Then, “around the circle again.”
*Someone* seems to like it...
Despite all the usability roadblocks that are probably there, somebody managed to order 9 death certificate lookups on Genlighten tonight. Biggest revenue day ever! :)
I’m prone to those revelations where something blinks and things suddenly make...– Not So Quick Travel Blip | sbdc I love this description of those oh so big revelations that happen so rarely in life.. (via hiten) Sometimes they seem to come only when when we commit in advance to act on them, whatever they might be.
Which is more important: tithing or paying off my... →
Would that the dilemma were as straightforward as this Slate article makes it sound…
The ultimate goal of a lean startup is to identify where its vision intersects...– The Promise of the Lean Startup (via hiten) I *think* we’re built to learn. I sure hope we are…
There are so many people that don’t care about their past. They are more...– Jennifer from the “But Now I’m Found” blog: My Genealogy Habit I like the idea of genealogy as the “rear view mirror” of our lives.
It’s really amazing how many startups fail. Not that ideas fail, no, that’s a...– Colin Plamondon, How the opportunity cost of a great idea destroys startups Funny, those are just about our “don’t die” costs, too.
By far the dominant reason for not releasing sooner was a reluctance to trade...– Kent Beck, Three Rivers Institute blog, Approaching A Minimum Viable Product also quoted on 37Signals’ SvN blog.
When Web Developers Don't Consider Usability →
Via the GetElastic blog Should users be able to complete the entire checkout process without having to register? If not, how should registration be handled? These are the familiar e-commerce site usability issues Genlighten is grappling with right now.