As the world shifts towards working from home and our governments mount responses to the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we may feel that our fundamental way of life is being uprooted. Now more than ever, we must be malleable and adjust to what people are calling this new reality. Still, it’s inherently essential also to look inward and see how the skills we’ve acquired can become attributed to today’s world, and applied to identify opportunities that can and will grow in post COVID world.(more…)
If you’re a bootstrapped startup founder and need some good design resources this is the list for you. You’ve used upwork, but inexpensive designers and agencies under-deliver? These are mostly free resources for you to source free illustrations that you can use in your startup’s marketing websites.(more…)
We dove into the annals of the interwebs and decided that these eleven companies as the most spectacular startup failures of all time. We profiled based on the money raised, the total level of hype, and the impact of the fall from grace. So which startups failed most spectacularly? Let’s dive in.(more…)
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” reads the inscription at the James Farley Post Office here in NYC, and perhaps it was true in 1912 when the building was erected but a hundred and two years later, the USPS has seen a bit of vision misalignment, or at least they ought to consider chipping away at that whole “swift” thing. Does the USPS need to hire ogistics planning consultants, the TL;DR is yes, but here’s the why.(more…)
Because I always forget where I put these myself, but mostly for you, here are links for Open Street Map and Stamen Tiles for Carto in ZXY format.
As I always have to go looking for Stamen ZXY.png urls and had the hardest time finding Open Street Map tiles yesterday to use in Carto‘s Dashboard, so I figured I’d make them easily searchable in Google w/ this post.
No one ever said it was easy, that’s for sure, and working on all sorts of interesting projects, working with startups, helping them define model, strategy, what have you has definitely shown me one thing that is pretty evident in the sphere of the start-up entrepreneur.
Cyclical, or better yet “Group Manic Depression”.
What I mean by this is that at any startup, there are….
the good times:
Hanging out with your co-founders over a beer,
talking about how your product can change the world,
augment experiences, initiate new behavior in people, so on and so forth
and the bad times:
You’re down in the dumps,
finding bugs that are virtually impossible to fix with your limited coding skills,
being rejected by venture capitalists (who by the way are lovely people, but sometimes miss the big picture, Google anyone),
permanently on the cusp of bankruptcy and …
racking up ridiculous credit card debt.
You float between the two, because the mania keeps you going, and the depression, keeps you in check, and the cycle repeats itself until that moment when you launch your product and lo’ and behold start getting users or clients, or both, and start getting in those first trickles of cash, that soon turn into clumps, and lumps, and then heaps of the green stuff, of course given your idea actually had mettle.
And the next thing you know, it’s rinse and repeat, because unfortunately entrepreneurship is a drug.