How to Find a Technical Cofounder

I have a technical background and get about an offer a month to join some engineering team or be a technical cofounder. Active software engineers probably get two or more offers a month. If you are a non-technical entrepreneur, it can be very, very difficult to find a technical cofounder. But it is not hopeless. … Continue reading “How to Find a Technical Cofounder”

Biz Idea: Software Developer Sourcing Tool

Here’s an idea I’m surprised doesn’t exist yet. At least, I haven’t heard of one. If you know of one, please let me know! Back when I was a technical manager at Yahoo! (YHOO), I had to wade through hundreds of resumes given to me by our recruiters. After feeling desponded about the poor quality … Continue reading “Biz Idea: Software Developer Sourcing Tool”

Map of Technology Competitors

Know what is totally awesome? The game Civilization IV. There’s this feature in Civ4, called the Foreign Advisor, that displays a map of all the known civilizations. Between each civilization is a color-coded line to show the relationship between each civilization. White means they’re neutral, red means they’re at war, etc. Looking at that screen, … Continue reading “Map of Technology Competitors”

Reading True North: Knowing Your Authentic Self Exercise

How well do you know yourself? The fourth chapter of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership strives to help develop self-awareness by assessing your leadership strengths, shortcomings, and development needs. The True North exercises: Introduction Exercise Chapter 1: Your Story Exercise Chapter 2: Losing Your Way Exercise Chapter 3: Your Greatest Crucible Exercise Chapter 4: … Continue reading “Reading True North: Knowing Your Authentic Self Exercise”

Biz Idea: Social Media Market Research App

Want to see a list of links that will boggle your eyes? Last week, I listed a number of online services that could be used to perform market research. After seeing that list, I wondered: How about a single online app that helps you do all of that? A social media market research app. Here’s … Continue reading “Biz Idea: Social Media Market Research App”

How to Use Social Media for Market Research

Pssst, wanna hear a secret? You can conduct free market research using online social media tools. I don’t know about you, but free is my favorite price. You may already know that you can tap into a plethora of statistics from the US government (e.g. census data, economic statistics, etc). There are also a ton … Continue reading “How to Use Social Media for Market Research”

Reading True North: Your Greatest Crucible Exercise

What is your greatest crucible? The third chapter of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership explores the experiences that involved the greatest pressure, stress, and adversity in one’s life. Here is the exercise that follows that chapter. The True North exercises: Introduction Exercise Chapter 1: Your Story Exercise Chapter 2: Losing Your Way Exercise Chapter … Continue reading “Reading True North: Your Greatest Crucible Exercise”