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Talk: Rails Saved Me From Depression

Posted on 13 Aug 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I give a 5 minute talk at Rulu in June. I had a blast and received some great feedback. Check it out!

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Strategies for Overcoming Startup Depression

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve tried to develop (or start) 5 products over the past two years. Not one has made me a penny of income. When reading hacker news, micropreneur academy forums and talking with friends who “are making it,” I get frustrated and anxious: “Why not me? How come every business I try and develop fails?” Then I get all […]

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The Real Ethics of Outsourcing With Odesk and Elance

Posted on 16 Jul 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I have found in at least 3 of my web product attempts, paying a trusted outsourcer to do the work has allowed me to fail faster (a good thing according to lean methodology) than if I had to do the routine tasks (for maybe an hour a day) plus do the high level work (2 […]

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Lean Startup (Part 3) – KidJaunt Case Study

Posted on 20 Dec 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is 3 part of a series of our web product attempted in 2011.. and how they did How it started: I hate hearing people say Montreal and Toronto have so much to do, but Ottawa is so boring.  I know from experience there is a ton of stuff happening in this city.  The difficulty […]

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Lean Startup (Part 2) – NeedSomeCleaning Case Study

Posted on 19 Dec 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

An idea that got tested a thrown out after 2 hours and $200. This is 3 part of a series of our web product attempted in 2011.. and how they did How it started: After the Reserve.ly thing, I was determined to find something that worked.  My wife and I were over at Brad and Rachelle’s place, and […]

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Lean Startup (Part 1) – Reserve.ly Case Study

Posted on 15 Dec 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is 3 part of a series of our web product attempted in 2011.. and how they did. I have always really wanted to create a successful SaaS product that would be useful enough to people that they would pay me monthly to keep it going.  For years I have studied and tried to come […]

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HackOTT: How We Won and How You Can Too!

Posted on 28 Feb 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My friend Brad and I participated in an App competition on Feb 26, 2011. The challenge was to use any of the APIs provided at the event and build a working app within 5-6 hours. We successfully built Reservely and we ended up with first prize: A big screen TV. Screen of Reservely First off, I’ve never won anything […]

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