Don’t ignore costs because of startup growth dogma

Picture yourself walking into Staples and seeing a $3,000 product you know your business will use for the next 5 years. How much thought goes…

How I went from freelance designer to creating my first product

Here’s a question I saw recently that hit pretty close to home for me: I’ve been freelancing for a while and my work is steady.…

How South Park ships new stuff in 5 days

Each episode of South Park is made from scratch in 5 days. That’s it. It’s written, recorded, and animated in less than a week. 30…

Steve Jobs quotes on naming products

Creating a great name may seem impossible but Steve Jobs was able to do it repeatedly. How? It’s the result of a disciplined approach. “Name…

What I learned at The Basecamp Way To Work Workshop

Last week was amazing. I made my first trip to Chicago where I was lucky enough to meet Jason Fried, amazing architecture, deep-dish pizza and a…

The Johnny Ramone design hack

Back in 1974, a new band was forming in New York City. But they had a problem. They didn’t know how to play their instruments.…

How In-N-Out designed the world’s best pricing table

What do you notice about In-N-Out’s menu above? How does it compare to other fast-food places like: Taco Bell, Mcdonald’s or whatever? The sheer lack…

Entrepreneurship is really hard to spell

I hate the term entrepreneur. Honestly, I don’t even like saying it. I kinda cringe when I hear other people say it too. To me,…

Jerry Seinfeld quotes about comedy success

“Find the torture you’re comfortable with.” “Your blessing in life is when you find the torture you’re comfortable with. That’s marriage, it’s kids, its work,…