The Shy Person’s Guide To Successful Marketing

Traditional marketing advice often presumes that its listeners have a high level of self-confidence and a complete lack of self-doubt. However many small business owners and freelancers find that this does not come naturally to them, and they feel utter dread at the prospect of self-promotion. If the thought of phoning up a stranger and […]

Quiet And Distraction-Free. When I Forgot My Phone Charger.

I usually begin my mornings with a look on my smartphone. I check for server alerts, what the weather is like, important mails I might have missed and swipe around to snooze my alarms. If the kids are already awake I make the older one a quick breakfast. While she eats I make myself coffee […]

Kill Early And Often – Keeping It Alive Is Not Good Enough

A lot of people are propagating the lean startup methodology, i.e. releasing a minimum viable product to the masses and keeping an iterative approach with not much overhead. But what most people forget to think about is: when is the right time to kill my startup if it doesn’t get enough traction? This post sheds […]

Startup Cost Comparison: Berlin, San Francisco, London

With Berlin becoming more international day by day and an increased influx of capital I currently do not see any reason to leave Berlin to start a startup…expect maybe the sunshine rate 🙂 Startupbootcamp has an interesting startup cost comparison of the startup capitals Berlin, San Francisco and London.

Interesting Reads 11/19/12

Why Your Amazon Affiliate Site Is Failing Miserably Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of 37 Signals Lessons learned from growing LinkedIn to 175 million users Facebook Pages: Why I don’t like Nest thermostat or anything else anymore Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice and Power Users How I went from $100-an-hour programming […]