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Embrace the Fear

July 16, 2014

Embrace the Fear

“You’re willing to give up good on the off-chance of finding great.” Someone said this to me recently, and the most confusing thing about the statement was that it was said in an accusing way. Isn’t that true of everyone? Turns out that...

Failure Is Inevitable--And It's Not Glamorous

July 14, 2014

Failure Is Inevitable--And It's Not Glamorous

"The hard thing isn’t dreaming big. The hard thing is waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat when the dream turns into a nightmare." --Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things In the Silicon Valley-inspired startup culture, we...

Why We Think People Matter Most--Even in Tech Development

July 11, 2014

Why We Think People Matter Most--Even in Tech Development

Let’s be honest. These days we’re kind of in love with our technology. Phones, tablets, and wearables are all a part of our daily existence, both in our personal and work lives. We use them for everything from getting directions to sending...

Know Thyself and Win Every Time

July 8, 2014

Know Thyself and Win Every Time

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will...

Why Globalization is the Future of Technology Development

July 7, 2014

Why Globalization is the Future of Technology Development

When most people think of outsourcing, they think of Asian factories crammed full of underpaid workers doing dangerous work Americans abandoned a century ago. With that picture in mind, it makes sense that we have a negative view of outsourcing...

How to Ruin Your Entrepreneurial Journey Before You Even Start

June 24, 2014

How to Ruin Your Entrepreneurial Journey Before You Even Start

I have a dirty little secret. I’m a perfectionist. I like things done just right, and I want to know from the outset that they’re going to turn out, well, perfectly. Even if they won’t admit it, most entrepreneurs are the same way. We want to...

How Intrapreneurship Could Work For You

June 23, 2014

How Intrapreneurship Could Work For You

Thanks to the enormous successes of Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other tech startups, entrepreneurship is experiencing another hey day. Some estimates put the number of new tech startups each at 100 million. And, let’s face it, with $17 billion...

The Myth of the All or Nothing Startup

June 16, 2014

The Myth of the All or Nothing Startup

Do you ever think that startup culture is really a cult? We have our supreme leaders (successful founders like Zuckerberg and verbose investors like Andreessen). We have our uniform (skinny jeans, “vintage” t-shirts, Warby Parker glasses). We...

Why Client-Vendor Communication Is So Important In Tech

June 12, 2014

Why Client-Vendor Communication Is So Important In Tech

Inside the web development industry, it is extremely common for client/vendor relationships to go south due to misunderstandings of changes, inability for both sides to communicate ultimate vision, and the inability to account for every variable...

Build What You Know

June 9, 2014

Build What You Know

I have a friend who always tells me his latest business idea. I’ve listened to dozens of his ideas at this point, and I can always tell what he’s actually thinking as he talks: “This can make me a lot of money.” Don’t get me wrong. I like...

Why Does Passion For Doing Good Business Fade

June 5, 2014

Why Does Passion For Doing Good Business Fade

You probably find it interesting that there are so few companies well known for doing good business. Not just having great prices, but fantastic customer service, going over what is expected and truly making every effort to stand out from the...

3 Ways Business Is Like Playing Poker

June 3, 2014

3 Ways Business Is Like Playing Poker

You might immediately think “Is he saying business is just gambling?” While business does require the confidence to take risk, it’s not about just having wild All-in moments. Actually being successful demands you make educated gambles. Top...

How Joint Ventures Are The Future Of Technology

June 2, 2014

How Joint Ventures Are The Future Of Technology

Let’s be real. It’s hard to design and develop a tech startup MVP. While at the same time determining revenue models and customer acquisition strategy just to get beta clients. In a previous post on intrapreneurship, we talked about how many...

Why intrapreneurship is vital to company growth and longevity

May 29, 2014

Why intrapreneurship is vital to company growth and longevity

Until recently, employees with a great idea to solve an industry problem often were faced with having to leave their job to bootstrap a startup. While being experts in their field, most have never built a business from scratch, and get overwhelmed...

Connecting More Than Things

May 27, 2014

Connecting More Than Things

Cisco talks about “The Internet of Everything” proclaiming that before 2020 everything (all electronic devices) will be connected to everything.  It is mind boggling to consider the implications of Cisco’s proclamation.  Given the pace of...

How We Handle Projects After Deal Is Closed

May 26, 2014

How We Handle Projects After Deal Is Closed

First off, let me preface this by admitting every project is different. It is completely impossible to account for every possible variable. It is possible, however, to mitigate most issues by having a solid process in place. Ours has be developed...

Why Are Functional Specifications So Important

May 22, 2014

Why Are Functional Specifications So Important

Unless this is your fourth or fifth trip down the road of developing software, more than likely all the complexities that go into professional software development aren’t your areas of expertise. Don’t feel bad, you’re certainly not alone. If...

Building Something is Only Half the Requirement

May 20, 2014

Building Something is Only Half the Requirement

Many organizations call us looking for a quote on building something for them. Most of the time people think they can simply tell us what they want and expect us to simply build it. In order to build something that does something we have to ask a...

Why Is It So Hard To Turn Great Tech Startup Ideas Into Reality

May 19, 2014

Why Is It So Hard To Turn Great Tech Startup Ideas Into Reality

Everyday a great idea crosses someones mind on how “if there was just an app that does X” it could revolutionize an industry, personal life, or just improve day to day existence. So many of these sparks of genius are never realized and no action...

3 Reasons Responsive Websites Impact Advertising ROI

May 15, 2014

3 Reasons Responsive Websites Impact Advertising ROI

On a daily basis business owners like you get phone calls from a company trying to sell a new website. Fancy terms like responsive, user permissions, API development, cron jobs, user engagement improvement, bounce rate, UI/UX, and so on are tossed...