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Archive | Business

30 January 2011 ~ 1 Comment

The Glif; or, How to create a hit product with no money down

The Coinnovative singularity has arrived. The culmination of the concepts at the core of this rarely updated site have been demonstrated by the hugely successful Glif project.

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18 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The Next Industrial Revolution

Each step of conceiving, designing, prototyping, manufacturing, and selling are within reach of just about anyone with a surprisingly small amount of capital. Couple that with bringing in the crowd at any point to help fund or vet ideas and the current situation becomes that much more interesting.

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17 January 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Speciation and useless business advice

For every hard, unwavering proclamation by a successful business person one can find an equal and opposite rule from an equally successful business person. Just as species evolve to thrive in a particular environment so too do businesses survive and thrive in their ow particular environment in pursuit of their own ends.

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07 November 2009 ~ 6 Comments

The reason for Twitter’s downfall

Going against sensible practice I am making the prediction that Twitter as a company will ultimately fail to live up to its current expectations — or at the very least, survive as a shell of its former self. Twitter as a concept, however, will succeed. To explain. Many have listed their reasoning for Twitter’s ultimate […]

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25 August 2009 ~ 3 Comments

The magic Dunbar number: Why Communist societies and operating groups should be fewer than 150 people

If you have plans to start a Communist society, it would behoove you to cap your group at 150 and cut yourself off from the rest of the world, because after that point, it becomes nearly impossibly for everyone to know who everyone else is while also understanding their interrelationships.

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05 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Guiding principles for a new venture

When I first quit my job to see what I could do via an entrepreneurial project, I wrote down a set of general guiding principles to follow in running the project. As we have moved towards a knowledge/service based economy (and now connected/globalized/Internet economy) from an industrialized mind-set, work and businesses have been fundamentally altered. […]

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17 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

How to set up your small business IT needs for next to nothing…

Given that I will be attempting to run this little project while in school, keeping on-going costs as low as possible is key. I will have no physical inventory and will be working almost exclusively online or on the phone. So my goal was to pull together a powerful set of software tools for next […]

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29 March 2007 ~ 1 Comment

So what am I going to do?

Well, I thought I would get an MBA from Duke starting this fall. In the mean time, I will be working on a smaller-scale project: an online design marketplace for laser etching of laptops and ipods. It is a tiny market, fits right in with the above interests, and is within reach of my technical […]

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