🔗 Enshittification

Enshittification - Wikipedia Enshittification is the pattern of decreasing quality observed in online services and products … The term was used by writer Cory Doctorow in November 20221 … Doctorow has also used the term platform decay to describe the same concept. The ‘Enshittification’ of TikTok | WIRED Here is how platforms die: First, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves....

April 25, 2024 · 1 min · 128 words

🔗 Making a Business Case for Accessibility in Small and Large Publishing Organisations

Show Me the Money: Making a Business Case for Accessibility in Small and Large Publishing Organisations | BookMachine DON’T: Say it’ll increase sales DO: Talk about compliance DON’T: Pretend to be a lawyer DO: Speak to a lawyer DON’T: Promise AI will fix everything DO: Explore vendor options DON’T: Narrow the conversation solely to print disability DO: Talk about readiness and future-proofing DO: Talk to experts

April 9, 2024 · 1 min · 66 words

🔗 Do you work at a tech company?

Do you work at a tech company? | Irrational Exuberance [for engineers] a technology company is one with a strong engineering culture and empowered engineering leadership. Not the business model, not the legal definition, not “pure” innovation, but having a place at the table and being a table you want to sit at. how do you determine if a company empowers and supports their engineering organization? … CEO’s background … … ratio of engineering to total headcount … … engineering representation in the senior leadership team … … titles and seniority across organizations … … extent and quality of their engineering brand efforts … navigate your network … [and ask] … ask questions … of the their engineering culture to … different interviewers …

March 23, 2024 · 1 min · 124 words

📺 A plan is not a strategy

A Plan Is Not a Strategy - YouTube Strategic ≠ Planning What most “strategic planning” is in the world of business has nothing to do with strategy. It’s got the word, but it’s not. It’s a set of activities that the company says it‘s going to do. … but the results of all of those are not going to make the company happy, because they didn’t have a strategy. What’s a strategy?...

February 20, 2024 · 2 min · 366 words

📜 Software companies

Your company may not be in the software business, but eventually, a software company will be in your business. — Naval on Twitter

September 10, 2023 · 1 min · 23 words
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💭 “The Business” considered harmful

Few corporate speak expressions annoy me in as much as these 2 words: 😬 “The business” This is a pet peeve of mine, for sure. But beyond that, it’s important we stop covering decision makers behind “The Business” curtain. There is no such entity called “The Business” in companies. “The Business” isn’t a job function or role or group of people. “The Business” is everyone in the company. So what is happening in reality, behind “The Business” curtain?...

June 4, 2023 · 3 min · 519 words

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Ideas of online services where to outsource some of the most mundane tasks.

February 16, 2015 · 1 min · 13 words

🔗 Does Your Name Suck? – Eat My Words | Eat My Words

Does Your Name Suck? – Eat My Words | Eat My Words The SMILE & SCRATCH test: SMILE if your name has these 5 winning qualities: Suggestive – evokes a positive brand experience Meaningful – your customers “get it” Imagery – visually evocative to aid in memory Legs – lends itself to a theme for extended mileage Emotional – resonates with your audience SCRATCH it if it has any of these 7 deal breakers:...

August 16, 2014 · 1 min · 114 words

🔗 Steve Jobs: A Few Memories—Stephen Wolfram Blog

Steve Jobs: A Few Memories—Stephen Wolfram Blog About Steve Jobs’ theory on naming stuff: I asked Steve why he thought it was good, and he told me his theory for a name was to start from the generic term for something, then romanticize it . His favorite example at the time was Sony’s Trinitron. Well, it went back and forth for a while. But in the end I agreed that, yes, Mathematica was a good name....

August 16, 2014 · 1 min · 76 words

🔗 The philosophy of great customer service | Derek Sivers

The philosophy of great customer service | Derek Sivers (Actually, I prefer the term “client care”, since “client” implies a relationship, instead of “customer”, which is transactional. But I’ll use the normal term instead of confusing things by using mine.) You can afford to be generous The customer is more important than the company Customer service is a profit center Every interaction is your moment to shine Lose every fight Rebelliously right the wrongs of the world

June 29, 2014 · 1 min · 77 words

📺 Everybody’s reachable, by Gary Vaynerchuk

Everybody’s reachable. (by Gary Vaynerchuk ) Interesting left field concept of each business becoming it’s own media company focused on a collateral subject area their target audience is interested in, and not directly about their core business. You’re in the " media business , legal services" … I’m in the " media business , agency/wine" … ( Source: https://www.youtube.com/ )

March 26, 2014 · 1 min · 60 words

📜 Inspiration is perishable… Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk

Inspiration is perishable… Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk: It has an expiration date. Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson (via REWORK: The new business book from 37signals. ) If you want to do something, you’ve got to do it now. You can’t put it on a shelf and wait two months to get around to it. You can’t just say you’ll do it later. Later, you won’t be pumped up about it anymore....

February 21, 2014 · 1 min · 75 words

📜 Mobile is the next computing platform

Mobile is the next computing platform Benedict Evans (via Whatsapp and $19bn ) … and it is several times larger than the desktop internet.

February 20, 2014 · 1 min · 24 words

🔗 How to Create a Business that Prints Money | Forever Jobless

How to Create a Business that Prints Money | Forever Jobless Step 1: How can you create something of value in a market better than what’s out there? Step 2: When you do that, how can you reach your potential audience? If you can answer “yes” to both, do you have something you think you’ll enjoy, and can make an amount of money that may be interesting to you? Cool. Jump in....

February 19, 2014 · 1 min · 72 words

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Very interesting round up of all the simple math needed to run a services business selling “hours”. (via My New Startup is Wasting $35,550/month | Forever Jobless )

January 29, 2014 · 1 min · 28 words

🔗 Ideas are just a multiplier of execution | Derek Sivers

Ideas are just a multiplier of execution | Derek Sivers To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions. AWFUL IDEA = -1 WEAK IDEA = 1 SO-SO IDEA = 5 GOOD IDEA = 10 GREAT IDEA = 15 BRILLIANT IDEA = 20 NO EXECUTION = $1 WEAK EXECUTION = $1000 SO-SO EXECUTION = $10,000 GOOD EXECUTION = $100,000 GREAT EXECUTION = $1,000,000...

December 12, 2013 · 1 min · 106 words

🔗 WORDOID – Creative Naming Service

WORDOID – Creative Naming Service Wordoids are made-up words. They look nice and feel great. They are good for naming things. And more…

October 29, 2013 · 1 min · 23 words

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Part 1: Why Microsoft’s reorganization is a bad idea Part 2: The uncanny valley of a functional organization Part 3: Services, Not Devices is the best way forward for Microsoft (via stratēchery by Ben Thompson )

July 23, 2013 · 1 min · 36 words

🔗 Dan Shapiro » Shark Tank: The 3 worst startup mistakes made on TV’s best reality show

Dan Shapiro » Shark Tank: The 3 worst startup mistakes made on TV’s best reality show Negotiate Here’s the simple rule. If someone makes you an offer, it’s because they’re interested. If they’re interested, you should negotiate. Not accept; negotiate. Know what you want (…) have a limited array of tricks up their sleeve, and you should have considered all of them before setting foot in that room. Stake size Controlling interest Number of Sharks investors A royalty Help Contingencies Don’t ever leave the room...

July 23, 2013 · 1 min · 90 words

🔗 Seth’s Blog: Naming a business

Seth’s Blog: Naming a business First, (…) The LESS it has to do with your category, the better. Second, please pick a real english word, or a string of them. (…) Third, be sure it’s easy to spell AND pronounce. (…) Fourth, don’t obsess about getting a short web name. (…)

June 10, 2013 · 1 min · 51 words