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Experiment: Code Reuse as a Growth Hack?

When developing software you are almost always looking to code for reuse.  It’s great if you can use it multiple times in an application, but what about taking parts to create something standalone and useful as a marketing tool? While doing some experimental coding for Referral Rock I was trying to find out if I could see how many times a…

Announcing My Latest Project : Referral Rock

I’ve been somewhat quiet about my latest project: Referral Rock, but now I am ready to add the additional public pressure of letting it be known to all of the Internets!   Here’s the gist: Just about everyone is familiar with customer referral programs. You know the ones where you refer a friend and you and the friend may get a…

Wanted! Equation on how should I value my time

My friend Jay and I had a brief twitter conversation about being guilty https://twitter.com/wjhuie/status/283748389278056448 of wasting time on little things. I read this article awhile back (How should a startup founder value her time? | A Smart Bear) and have been meaning to come up with some sort of relevant equation that can apply to everyone.  Not just for “business/work” time, but also…

ioBridge Breast Milk / Freezer Monitor

My first ioBridge project is a freezer monitor.  It’s fairly simple but quite valuable. Here’s the background: My wife and I recently added our first child into the world and decided to breast feed.  With breast feeding comes pumping and storing breast milk for later use for the baby.  My wife refers to our stored milk as “liquid gold”, it’s…

With M2M the Exmobaby Takes Baby Monitors to a New Level

With M2M the Exmobaby Takes Baby Monitors to a New Level. M2M has been used in several innovative products. In the past, M2M has used RFID tags on runners to analyze and monitor their heath. Now, M2M is being used on babies with the new Exmobaby onesies. Exmovere created the Exmobaby pajama with bio-sensor fabric. It contains a small receiver equipped with a Zigbee tranceiver to…

Are businesses really in the business of creating jobs?

I’ve been reading a lot about job creation lately and came across the following article:   Small Business: A Misunderstood Beast – Yahoo! Finance. This article really brought to light something I haven’t thought about:  Are businesses really in the business of job creation? In my experience running a small consulting business and a small brick and mortar business.  My answer…

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