Tagged: business


Taillefer.coop

Commençons doucement avec deux avertissements; premièrement, je n’ai jamais rencontré Alexandre Taillefer mais je l’aime beaucoup. Pour ses projets, son implication, ses valeurs, ses interventions, etc. Même après la mort de son fils, il attache sa tuque et essaie de faire sortir du bien de sa douleur. J’ai hâte qu’il se lance en politique. Secondo; […]

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Career Hybrids

Article written during a client contract which I can share here. I’m usually interested in hybrids across the board, i.e. spaces, organizations and people. In this case I was asked to focus on hybrid careers. Chances are that if you’ve heard the term “hybrid” in the last few years, it was in reference to a […]

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Update, a Unit and Coffee

Last year I gave a couple of tries at getting back into blogging, not super successful so far but I’m trying again, starting with another update. As I’ve mentioned before, I am now going forward with a new service offering, which is slow going but I closed 2014 with a couple of good contracts and […]

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Infrastructure Opportunities, The Return

In 2007 I wrote a quick post about infrastructure opportunities. I’ve also wondered previously about opportunities with cheap electricity, seems The Google and other huge server farms are spending more on electricity than on hardware, hello Hydro Québec joint venture? Found this in September 2011: The facility will run on geothermal and hydroelectric power – […]

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Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: Coudal

3 questions Coudal asks before deciding to take on a project Can we make money from it? We’re a going business. We have mortgages to pay. We have tuitions to pay for our kids. We’re not ashamed of making money. Are we gonna be proud of it when we’re done? There’s nothing that will break […]

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Redefining The Problem

Great presentation from Activate, more context over at Anil’s. Redefiners: Capturing Media Growth Dollars View more presentations from Activate

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W. Brian Arthur Vs Silicon Roundabout, ‘Start-Up Britain’ and other shake-and-bake approaches

“Real advanced technology—on-the-edge sophisticated technology—issues not from knowledge but from something I will call deep craft. Deep craft is more than knowledge. It is a set of knowings. Knowing what is likely to work and what not to work. Knowing what methods to use, what principles are likely to succeed, what parameter values to use […]

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Build Slow Companies

The idea behind the Slow Company movement is that instead of trying to be the first or to get the most mindshare or market share of any company in your vertical, you try to make something that people genuinely find useful and are willing to pay for it. And instead of trying to woo celebrities […]

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We Didn’t Stop The Fire

Stop selling your stuff to corporate jerks. It never works. They always wreck what you’ve spent years making. Don’t go for the quick payoff. You can make money maintaining your content and serving your community. It won’t be a fat fistful of cash, but that’s okay. You can keep living, keep growing your community, and, […]

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All I want

I love this post by Andre Torrez. A rough recounting of what goals I wanted to achieve: Make money (duh) Like and respect the people I work with Really enjoy my day and feel like I got something done No pointless meetings Making something I’m proud of Another thing: getting enormously wealthy selling your company […]

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Design Sensibility

don’t confuse someone that has strong design sensibilities with strong design skills. Recognizing and appreciating strong design, and being able to create strong design, are very different things. —The CEO as Head of Product

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HackFwd

An interesting new Y Combinator like model out of Europe. HackFwd takes a lot more equity than existing models (27% vs 2-10%) but also offers quite a bit more money and a much more flexible model. Startups will get funding for one year, with the aim of roughly matching the founder’s current yearly salary. Founders […]

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Want to be an entrepreneur? Drop out of college

Entrepreneurship works on the apprenticeship model. The best way to learn how to be an entrepreneur is to start a company, and seek the advice of a successful entrepreneur in the area in which you are interested. Or work at a startup for a few years to learn the ropes. A small number of people—maybe […]

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Quebec boasts vencap growth

Quebec’s entrepreneurs are the envy of North America, a report released Wednesday shows. The province was one of the best places to start a business in North America in the past year, as funding into the province from venture-capital companies surged by 10 per cent, against a North American trend of declines, according to figures […]

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Glitch Development Cycle

I mentioned 6 months ago that Tiny Speck was going to be interesting and now information has started coming out about their new project, a game named Glitch. There’s a lot of interesting stuff in this Cnet interview with Stewart Butterfield and the team but I especially liked their development schedule: From the get-go, the […]

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