Archive for April, 2016

Avoiding startup failure

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

This is an excellent article by VC Mark Suster:

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

Good timing to read this while I’m starting a new venture (still withing JibberJobber).

3 Domains No One Wanted?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

I had a phrase idea last week as I was reaching out to someone… it’s funny because this seemed like a phrase that is totally common and used.  Used in a sentence, the phrase might look like this:

“It’s time to get to work, and put finger to keyboard.”

Recognize where that might have come from?  How about pen to paper, or pencil to paper?

Being the guy I am, I went to my domain tool to see if anyone else had thought of and bought fingertokeyboard.com. It is available!  Out of curiosity, I checked pentopaper.com and penciltopaper.com, too, and they are both available.

I don’t have a business that would use any of those three, like a writing business (resumes, editing, marketing, copywrite, etc.), so they aren’t for me.  But in this world where it seems like every domain has been acquired by someone else, I was surprised to see all three of these free.

And, it made me wonder if I’m alone in this thinking (which validates that I’m a weird thinker :p).

Twitter, LI, JJ: how to make them bigger and better

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Here’s an excellent write-up about how Twitter could be more awesome:

How Twitter could be 10X bigger, 100X more profitable, and 1000X more awesome

Elements from this could apply to many businesses… very cool stuff.