My great grandfather worked in a factory so my grandfather could be a teacher,...– From Perry Chen’s post on Kickstarter’s third birthday. Kickstarter makes me feel good about the web and the possibilities of tomorrow. A great idea. Realized.
New Yorkers, nominate your favorite wine shop.
If you have a New York neighborhood wine shop that is just great. Fantastic selection, amazing staff and has wine tastings for the customers, please let me know or better yet, introduce me. I have a project coming out that is built around these shops and the neighborhood they are part of. Thanks!
Being smart and likable Obama certainly is. The anecdote below plus this video...– Obama is a True Nerd! The A/B Test: Inside the Technology That’s Changing the Rules of Business | Epicenter | Wired.com (via felixsalmon)
As for the future, your task is not to forsee it, but to enable it. -Antoine...– From ‘The Attention Economy’ by Doc Searls.
New blog post on gestures as language: "Cracking... →
Om Malik on "Why Path is no Instagram"
I’ve been reading Om forever and he keeps getting better and more crisp in his thinking and writing. Insightful post that makes those of us that design community and social loops focus on the core behaviors that matter.
know about it: We are shutting down Knowabout.it →
Kevin… This happens… You are an innovator and entrepreneur by DNA. I bet the next one is already in process. knowabout: Why are we giving up? The short answer is a lack of money. For Knowabout.it to work, it has to catch all the links being shared with you across all your social networks as well as all the content you yourself are generating across those networks, then it has...
There’s a certain level of what I will refer to as cognitive dissonance when you...– Community as a business model turns the tables on who is in control. From Om Malik “The Instagram-Facebook backlash”
Facebook is not a mobile-first company and they don’t think from the...– Thank you Om. From GigaOm today…This is why Facebook bought Instagram.
Is everyone entitled to their opinion? Perhaps, but that doesn’t mean we...– Seth Godin’s daily epistle.
You are the POS. Payments methods like Square’s Card Case, PayPal, Dwolla,...– Payment systems are a headache to understand but anyone building a transactional business or marketplace will need to become the expert and figure this out. No conclusions that edify here but some good questions to take away. This is a subject with more questions than answers and a social design...
Choosing wine for Passover Seder...some help.
I’m going to make two stops today, one at Chambers Street, one at Frankly to pick up 3-4 bottles for seder. Kosher not necessary. Natural essential. Mixed family group with Brisket, fish, standard fare. Approachable but interesting is the guideline. If you are a blogger and have written up the bottle you are recommending I’ll share the post with the group. Two whites, two reds. Please...
Lululemon doesn’t use software to gather customer data, doesn’t...– A good read on LuluLemon, one of my favorite brands to wear and watch. From Lululemon’s Secret Sauce. Thnx to @howardlindzon for sharing this.