The Tech Tribune lists CloudMine as the third best start up in Philadelphia in 2019: http://thetechtribune.com/10-best-tech-startups-in-philadelphia/
Maybe someone should tell them that they filed for bankruptcy more than 3 months ago? (Source: https://technical.ly/philly/2018/11/06/cloudmine-saas-cloud-shutdown-2018-backruptcy/)
I have been using Highrise since June 2011, and I have been very happy with the product for a long time. It has been very helpful for both our consulting business and our own software-as-a-service solution.
I’m a big fan of all things Basecamp, especially the simplicity behind all of their products. That’s why it is so hard to write this open letter criticizing one of their last decisions.
I keep coming back to this issue: If Highrise is such a successful product, why are you killing it? …
Juan es un emprendedor. Tiene una idea brillante. Se la cuenta a algunos amigos. A los amigos les gusta. Juan empieza a construirla.
Después de 3 meses de esfuerzo finalmente se decide a lanzar una versión beta.
Cuando Juan le muestra el producto a sus amigos, ninguno lo usa. A ninguno le gusta. Cuando se lo muestra a gente de su mercado objetivo, nadie lo entiende. Prefieren seguir usando lo que venían usando.
3 meses tirados a la basura.
Hay muchas ideas que son geniales, pero no todas son buenos negocios.
Un negocio es un conjunto de hipótesis sin validación. …
Estos son algunos consejos fundamentales para todos los emprendedores de las nuevas rondas de Startup Chile.
Esta es tu guía para los seis meses en Chile.
El objetivo es encontrar un modelo de negocios que funcione, que esté validado, que sea escalable y que termine generando ingresos al final del programa.
Este debe ser tu primer paso. A nadie le importa tu plan de negocios. Por eso Startup Chile no te lo pide para entrar al programa. …
I’ve been writing every weekday for more than a month. This was a small and intense experiment.
To be honest, I feel like I’ve been producing a large quantity of content with little quality.
I’m not a big fan of this. I’ve always preferred to release a few quality products vs. a large quantity of mediocre products.
From now on I’ll bring it down to two posts per week. Hopefully this will give me more time to work on my drafts and create better content.
I now have a better idea of what people want to read. If you’re a data junkie like me, here you can see the stats around my most popular article since I started writing here:
I love the simplicity of the Medium stats interface.
Becoming a father for the first time sure puts things in a different perspective.
You are now responsible for another human being. This is now your most important priority. You need to make sure that they are healthy, well fed and constantly growing.
There are a few metrics that become the most important metrics in their life: Weight and Size.
Everything else is on a different level. Within that lower level, things are important, but not as much as your newborn daughter.
Some people will say “I don’t know” and expect you to tell them the answer. If you tell them the answer right away, they will probably keep asking you similar questions.
Next time you are in this situation try to guide the person to the best solution. Explore the different alternatives and mention the pros and cons of the different solutions. Let them make decisions, let them make mistakes.
If you are stuck with a problem and you don’t know how to move on, remember:
It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission.
Before asking for help, do some research. Find a solution, even if you think you will get in trouble, even if you know it’s not the best solution. …
Here is what I’ve learned in the process.
In a software consulting business like mine, you must have a clear process to evaluate candidates. The people in your company have to be well aware of what you are looking for in each candidate.
If you have a pool of questions to ask each candidate, you should explain why you are asking them. You should explain what you are looking for with each question.
I’m tired of saying that your MVP is not small enough. Here are five simple rules to build a software MVP.
Quality is non-negotiable. Quality must remain high. You cannot build something that has poor quality.
You are not building a cheap product fast. You are building a quality product with reduced scope.
The release date is non-negotiable. Once you define the scope and set the date, you cannot postpone the release date.
There is a fixed amount of time that you have to work on the design and development of the software MVP. …