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What Will Books of the Future Look Like?

See my thoughts and post your thoughts on my TypeTribe blog entry on the topic.


Bolt and TypeTribe

I just watched the video of Usain Bolt breaking the world record in the 100m dash, and it’s pretty incredible. He doesn’t embarrass the field like he did in the Olympics, mainly because the field is better here. His stride is just sick. It doesn’t make me want to race him any less. Obviously I’d […]


Effective Contests

Lately I’ve been spending about half of my brain power thinking of ways to promote TypeTribe. I want to take an unorthodox method of marketing the site–rather blast the vast internet with advertisements and promotions, I want to organically build a tribe of people who believe in the mission of the site and want to […]


Treat Your Customers Like Potential Girlfriends

Last Monday I sent a project proposal for TypeTribe web development to a company called Intridea. 6 days later, and I still haven’t heard anything from them. Not a word. Not even a confirmation of receipt. In this economy. This absolutely, positively bewilders me. Most business spend a significant portion of their operating budgets trying […]


Ideas from Last Night

Every once in a while I stumble upon a website that is so clever, so brilliant, and so perfectly designed–and yet so obvious–that I can’t believe I didn’t think of it. Today’s example of my shame is www.textsfromlastnight.com. The first part of its brilliance is that you know right away from the URL exactly what […]


Should've Used TypeTribe

Should've Used TypeTribe

I’ve been encouraged by the early signups for the TypeTribe launch e-mail (sign up directly here–the 100th signup gets $25!), many of them motivated by an aggressive Twitter campaign I’ve been working on for a few days (see the bottom of the TypeTribe business page on this blog for more info on how I’m using […]


TypeTribe Pre-Launch Giveaway!

TypeTribe Pre-Launch Giveaway!

Last night I was up late doing what most Americans do on the night before Independence Day: I was creating a pre-site blog and signup page for my new company, TypeTribe. If you’ve been curious about what TypeTribe is, go to that page and be one of the first to know. Also, sign up on […]


2-Year Anniversary

2-Year Anniversary

I came home from work today bursting with excitement from an amazing chat I had with the person who is going to design the website for the new business I’ll be launching soon. I also got a great haircut at Cutters, although I opted not to get the best part, the shampoo, because another customer […]


Two Things I Haven't Lost at Since High School

I spent hours today working on the business plan and mockups for the site, so I’m wimping out on this post by throwing out two random facts about me. These are two things I haven’t lost at since high school: Tic-Tac-Toe: Yeah, it’s possible to never lose. In fact, it’s pretty easy. It’s one of […]


5 Things I'm Excited About Today

This screenshot/print screen software. It’s called ZScreen, and the feature I’m most excited about is that I can now click control-print screen and I can choose exactly what I want to copy on my computer screen. This guy’s online cover letter. It’s brilliant and friendly and you walk away simultaneously feeling like you know the […]


The Lemonade Experiment

I want you to answer the following question with your gut response. You’re walking through your neighborhood on a hot, sunny day when you come across a kid with two pitchers of lemonade sitting on crates on the sidewalk. There’s a little sign between the crates that says, “Lemonade, $0.99 and $1.00.” If you have […]


Friends Don't Name Names

Guys know not to name names. Movies teach us this. The honorable mobsters never snitch. They also don’t get killed when they enter protective custody. It’s more than just snitching, though. When someone asks you for names for anything that you wouldn’t want to do yourself, you don’t say a word. It’s common sense, a […]