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Technology

Important Community Questions for New (and Big) Projects

Not all startup ideas are big. In fact, all of them necessarily start small, solving a singular problem really well. A few “breakout” but most of them begin—and end—as small, hobby projects that only ever solve their creator’s personal problems.

I know because I’ve built hundreds—from browser plugins to desktop macros to small web-based “scripts” that save me a few seconds per action—most of them never see the light of day beyond my own notebook computer.

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The Website is Down

… at least for today.

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Culture

The Person Inside

Hiring, for some of us, is the single hardest and most difficult thing that we’ve ever been asked and/or required to do. The feelings of anxiety can be overwhelming—where does one really start?

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On Getting It Wrong

As I shared last week, I’m spending more time working on a few of the communication channels that we’re intentionally using to connect and understand our community.

It’s been fun, frustrating, and a definite learning curve—and I do love to learn.

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Day One, Every Day

Jeff Bezos is famous for a number of things, some positive and some negative. One of the former elements that I’ve borrowed heavily in the past (and still using) is his philosophy of running a Day One type of company.

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YEN 3.0 — Goodbye and Hello, Again!

I won’t lie — finding the energy to sit down and pen this post has taken a lot longer than usual, mostly because I’ve spent most of what little energy that I do have crying all over myself.

Don’t worry, I’ll be okay. We all will.

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A New Classic, Just Like Us.

It goes without saying that any throwback or attempt at retro-styling these days is, as far as I can tell, unapologetically unoriginal.

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How We Went About Building Our Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

The prevailing (and most popular) wisdom in technology circles when building software is that the early-team should make every concerted effort to launch their MVP as soon as possible, full-stop.

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Feedback Wanted: Our Brand Essence

To start, a confession: I was wrong, I’m sorry, and I hope you can forgive me as I really, really believed that this was going to be our final landing page before we go public.

But, it was not to be, and here’s why…

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Culture

The Essence of Who We Are

A little more than a month ago we shared that we’ve started an exciting new (re)branding exercise with a NYC-based agency that’s done some really great work over the past few weeks!