Signal Scene Contact is a fantastic movie but its also one my favorites when I think of “startup moments” that twinge in your gut, the rush of seeing something you think and know is true, its like a defining moment in your leap into next and you’re really just addicted to those moments. Its all about the audio design here.  The pulsing signal, that nudge that gives you that moment

Zen, you’ve heard the word. How the hell do we get zen in this mad mad world?  Its like the question everyone who’s building next wonders between the gazillion emails, slack posts, tweets, linkedin checkins, instagram posts, snappies, selfies, podcast rotations, youtube fail video relations and oh yeah made a bit of code to do or strategy to wonder about. Ya need a few rituals, routines and odd ball tactics

Startups are ridiculously hard. When you work on as many startups as we do here at Big Kitty, you start to develop a kind of sense of things.  You understand complexity on a whole new level- not just in technology but in people, and how they have to endure the unknown with a kind of effortless grace. For me I find myself watching movies and TV and making all kinds

Old habits die hard. I used to be a serious magazine hunter.  Like collect odd ball magazines.  I spent a ton money back in the day collecting magazines of every niche fringe field of interest I could imagine.  Now a days its all PDFs really as print media has taken quite the hit. I occasionally search for PDFs around keywords of interest.  Google can usually find anything but sometimes I

I have a secret. I know the future. Its augmented reality. Really, it is.  Its been forecasted for years.  If you’re on the pulse you’ve seen it as an artifact in science fiction- either read about it and imagined it or more consumed its articulated manifestation in movies, TV shows, or my favorite medium of future casting, Japanese animation. Seriously, AR is coming for you, for us all. Apple is

No. You need two things typically but today I guess I’d add one more thing. And these are all either or aspects. You have money. Your product made money- that seems like a win at first but its not. It has to reveal how you made money and often raises more questions that can actually kill investment too early if folks get spooked on the notion of how you scale.

Self delusion, however this is one of your greatest powers. But you can be self absorbed into your own delusion of how something should or could work. Now i’ve done this myself but when i do this, i treat the whole concept as an experiment lowering the expectations and the guilt load of how the thing turns out. But when people do this and with a high guilt load and

Today I logged into Linkedin and was reminded of an old gold claim I done and possibly forgotten. A tip to anyone who wants to claim influence, be on the fringe, it has its rewards.  I started the first ever Amazon Mechanical Turk group on Linkedin, before even Amazon itself took the product as seriously as I did.  Today it sports over 3000 members and every week I get about

Your fantastic app – it’s beautiful – changes people’s lives, has a gazillion downloads and is going to make you a boatload! At least it is in your head… so just how do you convert what’s in your head into app reality? OK, there’s already lots advice on that – but here’s our suggestions for what NOT TO DO … DO NOT … 1 Think your idea is completely unique

Congrats you’re part of the generation who has endless ideas.  We see this all the time, people have an idea and they jump to the make, and of course you need someone to help you make your idea real, and we can do that.  But let’s just slow down a little bit here. Consider doing a bit of research before going all in.  There’s always a few different things you can