Startups & Business

The difference between a startup and a hobby is paying customers

Waaaaaay back in 2010, I wrote a read “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries. Roundabout the same time, there was a Southpark episode about underwear gnomes stealing everyone’s drawers for profit. The gist of it is: Phase 1: Steal Underpants Phase 3: Profit. Yeah, but what’s Phase 2? Welp, in the spirit of those twoContinue reading “The difference between a startup and a hobby is paying customers”

What’s in an IPO? My experiences through GrubHub’s offering from start to finish

GrubHub had it’s Initial Public Offering on April 4, 2014.  In many important ways, this was the start line for a new phase of the company.  For me personally, it was the finish line after eleven years of hard work. Now, ten months later, I’m far enough from the events that I’m able to speak about them.  This thenContinue reading “What’s in an IPO? My experiences through GrubHub’s offering from start to finish”

Our cities are running out of Tradespeople

Skilled electricians, carpenters, painters, all-arounders – people who are knowledgeable, handy, and can fix our homes. They’re dying. Literally. This frog got boiled slowly, but the fact is, it’s cooked now.  Taken individually, each of the drivers behind the dwindling numbers of skilled workers make sense.  As the years have slipped by the sum ofContinue reading “Our cities are running out of Tradespeople”

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