Reading Coraline’s post on a year at Github inspires a lot of feelings: feelings on behalf of a friend; feelings about culture; feelings about how organization structure always wins out over intent. But it also brings up some much more personal feelings.
Reader Rob asks: One thing stuck out to me reading this, and I was wondering if you’d be willing to elaborate on it further: “The trouble is, the economics of selling a service for less than $10/month are damn near prohibitive.” Would you mind explaining how you came to this conclusion? Thanks!
On probably half a dozen different occasions some aspiring entrepreneur has asked me: Would you be interested in a hosted solution for selling screencasts? In most cases, the promised solution never goes beyond talk. In a few cases I’ve been sent invitations to beta test. In all cases, a successful business has failed to materialize, […]
As I’ve mentioned before, my current study focus is marketing. Marketing naturally drags along with it a penumbra of related topics, including business models and work on personal focus and productivity. When I’m studying a new topic, where I don’t even have a lay of the land, the first phase of my research typically takes […]
If you occupy the same technocratic sphere I do, you know what a “side hustle” is. In fact, there’s a good chance you either have one, or feel like you ought to have one.