Trade-ups, not trade-offs
startonebyone: Several years ago I designed a product called Table & Tennis, and I’ve been selling it on a really small scale for a few years. I’ve never really done much marketing for the idea, or tried to scale it up (yet) because there are a lot of parts to the process, mainly international shipping and logistics that just didn’t feel resolved for me. Even without the marketing, I have...
An idea coming to life
I’m amazed and excited how quickly and seamlessly we have gone from these sketches: To this reclaimed wood: To an almost finished piece of furniture! CustomMade has been an awesome platform. Jamison Sellers Design has been a great maker. And SketchUp is an amazing, and intuitive program you can use for free.
Of course you never get a second chance to make a first impression, but you...
Great companies are vibrant, they can hardly contain themselves. It’s because...– An email from Scott Kraft. (via zachklein) - YES. (via fyietc)
Every dollar spent at a locally owned business generates two-to-four times the...– Forbes piece on the amazing power of spending locally. (via poptech) It’s not only healthy for you to eat fresh and local food, it’s healthy for your neighborhood’s economy. And speaking of a healthy community, I’m speaking tonight at an event in Williamsburg that’s raising awareness about...
My dream is to have people working on useless projects. These have the germ of...– Charles Eames (via jacob)
The Two Most Important Words - Harvard Business... →
fyietc: Gratitude is a practice. Make it a priority. - Thank you.
No great creative idea will ever test well.– John Jay at Imprint Culture Lab (via startonebyone)
A leader looks for individuals whose abilities, personalities, and attitudes...– From the incredible UCLA Bruins coach John Wooden (via startonebyone)
People forget what you said, they forget what you did, but they never forget how...– Maya Angelou (via startonebyone)
joinsessions: Digital Health Coach with a Human Touch Get the scoop on Sessions in the Sydney Morning Herald!
CollabFinder Wants To Make Hackathons A Part Of... →
A GROWING LIST OF SCHOOLS ARE TURNING TO THE “SERENDIPITY ENGINE” TO HELP STUDENTS FIND CROSS-DISCIPLINE COLLABORATORS FOR PASSION PROJECTS.
Better Business: This Food Company Designed a... →
Great initiative, and from the preview I saw, this is a powerful documentary.
70% of all mobile searches result in action within 1 hour. 70% of online...– http://www.mobilemarketingstrategiessummit.com/ (via nakosar)
Melissa Joy: Technori.com Just Got a New Outfit! →
melissajoykong: We just relaunched the Technori.com website today. We’ve been planning it for months—and boy, has it felt like a very, very long set of months. I had that freakout moment this past week leading up to launch (and maybe a bunch of freakout moments before that, too): What if the UX…
swissmiss | Learning to See →
In reality, companies today don’t really want data. The data is just a...– The Rise of the Narrative Scientist (via davidhoffman)
Practice is important, but forget about the ‘makes perfect’ part.
The Words We Choose →
Great post from Chris Brogan about the power of our words. “In your business or your organization, your role (no matter what else you do) is to provide the framing and the mindset to help people navigate the process. You can make people feel welcome or you can shut them out. You can confuse them with big words or you can make it easy. You can choose words that are more solid and less wishy-washy,...
I fall a lot
n8: I fall a lot I started figure skating when I was 4 or 5. It was my Mom’s idea. She wanted something of her own to do with the kids. The first thing you learn when you’re taking skating lessons is how to fall. My sister would even stick a pillow in the back of her pants to cushion herself. Nothing cushioned the fall she took on her chin. Blood on the ice. Stitches….
I hope the ‘words of confidence’ in business like Yes, No, Of course, etc. are...