For all of the moping around and support-seeking you see on social media these days about the struggle of starting a business, there’s an underlying truth that these entrepreneurs love the pain. They wouldn’t find time to analyze and write their feelings otherwise. It’s just like a bodybuilder or a model critiquing himself in a… Continue reading Feast on pain
Month: February 2019
What actually happens when you click ‘publish’?
I’ve wondered this myself. Where exactly does my content go when I click the publish button? And how does the internet work? Here’s my attempt to answer these fundamental questions. It starts here. A Brief History of the Internet The internet is essentially a network of computers that can communicate with each other by transmitting packets… Continue reading What actually happens when you click ‘publish’?
If I could redo all of my content marketing
If I could redo all of my content marketing, from every company I've ever worked on, I would keep this single, simple mantra in mind: The content you publish should feel like you're giving a gift. I certainly don't feel that about everything I've published. Perhaps the closest I've gotten to that is the book… Continue reading If I could redo all of my content marketing
The thing that won’t go away
This is my third article about thyroid cancer I was diagnosed with. The first two are here and here. Yesterday I got another ultrasound of my neck. Today I got a call from my doctor that the lymph node that the various doctors have been tracking for nearly two years now continues to be a… Continue reading The thing that won’t go away
My personal 2018 recap
In 2018 I did plenty of reading, writing, and playing (RWP). I was good about reading books; GoodReads says I knocked down exactly a dozen of them. And in April 2018 I published one of my own. I improved at both piano and guitar. RWP continues to echo through my head during the day and… Continue reading My personal 2018 recap
The bitter taste of failure
Scripted, my first and largest business venture, was simultaneously a great success and a financial failure. The business today is thriving without me. We sold to Xenon Ventures, a growth-oriented private equity group that will continue the work my employees and investors dedicated many years and millions of dollars to build. For my investors, though,… Continue reading The bitter taste of failure
3 things to know about HTML
Here's a little something I wrote about what I've learned about HTML, the language that drives the layout of the web. HyperText Markup Language (HTML) has become one of the underlying technologies that make the modern internet possible. You don’t have to become an HTML master for typical use. Learning three simple aspects of HTML… Continue reading 3 things to know about HTML
I’m not fundable
Someone raised a good question when I presented to a group of new companies at 500 Startups recently: “Are you worried that no one will invest in you now?” My kneejerk, snarky answer would have been something along the lines of, “Nope! And guess what? I don’t care.” But that’s not what I said. I’ll… Continue reading I’m not fundable