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Spent the day with Arthur at the 500-startup #unsexy conference. Some really great talks.
The reality of developing web games with Flash, HTML5 and Unity Update: Lots of new links added at the bottom and feedback from comments inserted into the article body. Today was a black day for Flash developers world-wide.
Summary - The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials) - Clayton M. ChristensenDisruptive technologies or innovations are innovations that upset the existing “order of things” in a particular industry.
The “Ultimate Driving Machine” is a classic slogan that makes BMW compete based on position, not features. It’s hard to keep things simple, especially when adding so many new features In my recent post on the virtues of marketing simple products , a couple readers wrote in to write a really interesting questions – here’s a particularly interesting one by Mark Hull : How do you ensure that by simplifying your product too much, you are not losing a competitive edge by a lack of additional features/functions?
Guest post by Nancy Duarte, founder of Duarte , author of Resonate and Slide:ology. Follow her on Twitter and read her blog . Social media has forced presentations to become an interactive conversation. Presenters who embrace audience participation are connecting their audiences to their ideas in a more meaningful way.
The Algorithmic Trading Challenge is a forecasting competition which aims to encourage the development of new models to predict the stock market's short-term response following large trades. Contestants are asked to derive empirical models to predict the behaviour of bid and ask prices following such "liquidity shocks". Modelling market resiliency will improve trading strategy evaluation methods by increasing the realism of backtesting simulations, which currently assume zero market resiliency.
Entrepreneur Jason Fried offers the most fundamental of all small-business advice: how to get good at making money. Justin Stephens Moneymaker in Chief Jason Fried relaxes at the Chicago headquarters of his software company, 37signals. 1,856 in Share Connect with Evernote:
It’s been 5 months from the first day we came up with the idea of Yotpo. We’ve gone through endless changes, happy moments and a lot of tough ones. If 5 months ago you told me our dream would become a user review distributor , I would tell you that you’re nuts. I know it sounds like a very short period of time, but when I look back, it seems almost as if we’ve been on this roller-coaster ride for 3-4 years … and boy, it’s been one hell of a ride. Actually it was quite fun to run in my head all the things we been through.
The benefits of customer and agile development and minimum features set are continuous customer feedback, rapid iteration and little wasted code. But over time if developers aren’t careful, code written to find early customers can become unwieldy, difficult to maintain and incapable of scaling. Ironically it becomes the antithesis of agile.
The sky is falling! Ever since the media’s Chicken Little response to the tremors in the financial markets, I’ve felt like shouting from the rooftops “now you know how it feels to be an entrepreneur!” I just lost 9% overnight?! Fill a bathtub and get the toaster. I’ve had enough.
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October 2010 (I wrote this for Forbes, who asked me to write something about the qualities we look for in founders. In print they had to cut the last item because they didn't have room.) 1. Determination
Entrepreneur and startup advisor Eric Ries yesterday wrote an impassioned blog post at Startup Lessons Learned asking startups and other companies to “stop lying on stage” about their accomplishments, and to be more honest about their failures. Among other things, he mentioned a blog post last week from Wesabe co-founder Marc Hedlund that went into detail about why the company failed and its competitor (Mint) succeeded. Now Ries’s plea has sparked another failure post-mortem, from Standout Jobs co-founder Ben Yoskovitz, who wrote a post today about his company’s shortcomings.