How to screw up a pitch

I am hopeless at pitching if I don’t prepare. If I do, I have to do it properly. Go through it. Practice until I can’t get it wrong. But if I don’t, I just throw out a thousand facts, jumping from one fact to another to make sure you know that I know things. But … [Read more...]

Publish it now

Publish now. If no one reads, oh. If someone reads and doesn’t care, oh..… If someone reads and hates it, arrrrr… It someone reads and loves it, hmmmm… Publish now.

My Reading List

My Reading List

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things. My favourite sources. Obviously there’s twitter and Facebook but they’re a bit push-at-me rather than pull-by-me. Tech, Products http://www.technologyreview.com/ http://spectrum.ieee.org/ http://arstechnica.com/ https://news.ycombinator.com/newest. I read … [Read more...]

Alternative / niche social networks and social network platforms

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things.   Some social network platforms, tools. Some alternative social networks. This list is very beta… please send me items to add via @danfrost https://diasporafoundation.org/ http://opensocial.org/ https://www.xing.com/ https://www.yammer.com/ … [Read more...]

Business / startup mentoring [List]

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things. Mentoring is exceptionally useful for startups and companies. A mentor can help you make the right decisions, make them faster and avoid pitfalls. The … [Read more...]

Payment gateways and finance [List]

Payment gateways and finance [List]

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things. https://spreedly.com/ http://stripe.com http://www.zuora.com/ https://www.braintreepayments.com/ https://transferwise.com/ https://squareup.com/ https://gocardless.com/ And some opinion: http://jamesmaskell.co.uk/2013/online-payments-in-2013/ https://check.me/ http://www.financialforce.com/

Writing good APIs [List]

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things.   API Versioning: 3 Ways to Architect Your API to Handle Versioned Requests http://blog.smartlogicsolutions.com/2012/12/12/api-versioning-3-ways-to-architect-your-api-to-handle-versioned-requests/ HTTP API Complexity http://www.mnot.net/blog/2012/06/25/http_api_complexity_model Web API Versioning Smackdown http://www.mnot.net/blog/2011/10/25/web_api_versioning_smackdown How … [Read more...]

Pass the f*ing sugar, Grannie

Not thinking about the UX of your company as a whole is like swearing at your grannie to pass the sugar. You meet her and say hello. You talk about the kids, or school or whatever stage of life you’re at. She says you’ve grown and talks about when you were young. Then she offers … [Read more...]