The Problem It happens every day. You decide to buy something new – a hair dryer, for example. You’ve done your research; you understand the product specifications, you know what to expect in terms of cost, you’ve examined the competition. For the most part, you’ve made up your mind. The only thing left is to […]
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Website building is an endeavor with very low barriers to entry. All you need is a computer (actually, a few builders are now fully operable from a mobile device), internet access, and, ideally, some semblance of an idea. It was therefore inevitable from the moment internet access became commonplace that website builders would spring up from every […]
Business tools have changed a lot in the last ten years. Given the ubiquity of the internet, and with increasingly low barriers to entry for software development, an army of startups have been pushing subscription-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications out to the public at a steady rate. One of the dilemmas entrepreneurs face is deciding which school of […]
“Question the heroic approach” – Brian Eno, Oblique Strategies We humans have a cognitive bias as regards our centrality to the universe. Maybe personal exceptionalism is an adaptive trait, serving to inoculate us against the omnipresent realities of doom and failure. Maybe it’s a byproduct of a consumer culture relentlessly incentivized to assure us of our own uniqueness. Either way, […]
For most small business owners, it’s a jungle out there. Danger lurks around every corner, predators seem to be silently stalking your every movement, and – in the immortal words of Jethro Tull – the rivers are full of crocodile nasties. Let’s face it, when it comes to start-ups and small businesses the statistics are […]
What is a website builder? During the ‘Dot Com’ boom of the late 90s, sites like Geocities and Angelfire allowed users to do something they’d never been able to do before: build their own simple websites. Features were limited, though, and the results were often crude. Fortunately, website builders have come a long way in […]