Why You Should Shun The Quick Fix
Everyone loves a quick fix and it’s great, up to a point. When it comes to opening your fridge and realizing it’s empty, it’s comforting to know someone thought of opening 24 hour grocery stores (thank you). It’s even better when you’re pulling an all-nighter and you can walk across the street to grab a coffee at all hours of the day or night. Yet, we’ve increasingly gravitated towards...
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.– Winston Churchill
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.– Sir Issac Newton, after losing £20,000 in Britain’s South search bubble of 1720
Start-up to watch With Kiip, you earn rewards just by playing your favorite games — and the more often you play, the more rewards you can earn.
We underestimate the importance of expectations. Whether you’re buying a car, a pair of sunglasses, or a cup of coffee you’re not so much buying a product, but investing in an expectation. You don’t buy a Toyota because you believe it’s the fastest car in production, you buy it because you expect that it will still be running 15 years from now. You expect your morning coffee from Starbucks to...
What Rejection Really Means
For most, rejection is a horribly uncomfortable thing. Even the thought of it makes us uneasy. This permeates our everyday life in so many ways and regularly affects how we make decisions. The goal is to avoid rejection and we work back from there. Yet, if you’re not getting rejected it probably means you’re not aiming high enough. When it comes to careers, we’ve all been through interviews...
Start-up to watch Gumroad serves to democratize the ability to sell stuff online. You’re a creative person; you create a lot of content. But most of it sits, archived, on some computer somewhere for the rest of time. It’s either too hard, or too time-consuming, or it doesn’t even make sense to put in a store! Gumroad lets you easily sell the stuff you haven’t been able...
What You Don’t Know About Your Customers, Will...
Entrepreneurs and small business owners are usually quite good at telling you some general insight into their customers. They will have a good idea of their general demographic as well as what they like to buy from their existing product or service range. If they have an online presence, they’ll even tell you how often they visit online, what proportion return, and even which landing pages they...
What University Won’t Teach You
For anyone who opted to complete a degree, rather than join the workforce straight out of high school, graduating can be a sobering experience (in more ways than one). The promise of a seamless transition into a job you “love” and all the perks and responsibilities that go with it seem like a world away by the time you’ve landed at your first company. The reality is – you could fill a library...