Helping People Who Help Themselves

I’ve received a lot of help lately from very talented people. At the end of one of these conversations with Amy Hoy, when I was profusely thanking her for her help, she said something that will stick with me for a long time: “I like helping people who help themselves.” Now that I’ve achieved a […]

Don’t throw away your competitive advantage

When someone you respect tells you they think you are making a big mistake, stop and listen. That’s what happened to me after I announced The Web App Challenge. I started the challenge not knowing what I would build or what the target market would be. I made a statement in the announcement post about […]

Finding a Developer

I was expecting the process of finding a developer to include browsing lots of Elance profiles while trying to determine how a bulleted list of skills translated into an actual web application. Luckily for me, I never had to do that.   It Started With Teaching When you teach, people will listen. Giving away information […]

An Unstoppable Combination

Most people I know who work on web products focus on a single skill, like design, then work hard to become really good at it. They even make it a part of their identity when they proudly state, “I’m a designer.” I know that’s what I did. At least until a couple years ago when […]

Finding Ideas For Your Next Project

When starting a new business project, how do you decide what to produce? The common thing you hear is that an idea is necessary to start. I know a lot of wannabe entrepreneurs who are constantly trying to come up with their next big idea. They think great ideas are not only hard to come […]