There seems to be a fundamental misconception of why people are enjoying Quibi’s demise. Startup vets seem to believe it’s making fun of people who took a big swing and failed.

But it’s far from that. It’s not just that Quibi was a terrible idea, a lot of products…


I spent some time today looking into how much artists get paid per stream and it really surprised me just how little it is. I’ve been listening to a new album from an independent artist a lot since it came out. 250 listens based on my tracking. …


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Online directories are a great way to make a particular type of content more discoverable or target a very specific niche. Search engines are great but their generalisation makes them difficult to use as tools when you’re looking for a specific type of content. It leaves room for many online…


My journey this year has been to find my niche, the intersection of my interests, skills, and goals. I believe everyone has a niche and finding it allows you to create your best work. I haven’t found mine just yet but I think I’ve gotten closer.

The most impactful activity…


There’s been a lot of discussion about the potential split between Disney and Sony over Spider-Man. Sony owns the film rights to Spider-Man and struck a deal with Disney a few years back that would allow Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel would help make each Spider-Man…


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Automattic recently announced they’d be buying Tumblr from Verizon. It seems like a natural fit but the most surprising detail was the price. Reportedly, they’ve paid only $3 million for Tumblr. Yep, $3 million. For a company that Yahoo bought for over a billion not that long ago.

I’m curious…


I was watching some of Microsoft’s BUILD conference today and I was amazed at the successful re-branding they’ve pulled off in just a few years. For a long time, Microsoft had a negative image in the eyes of most. And they certainly earned that image.

In some ways, the goodwill…


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I haven’t written in 10 days now. It’s my longest no-writing streak since I started 200 words a day. But now it’s time to get started again.

The past 10 days have been hectic. The past month really. But every day, usually 20 minutes before midnight I’d force myself to…


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In the past few months, I’ve been working at taking more risks especially when it comes to my work. I like to think I’m a risk taker but I can also be hesitant and get stuck worrying about the potential to be embarrassed. …


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I launched InboxReads back in September of 2017 with the intention that’d it be a long process to grow the site to a point where it could possibly make some money. In most of the time since I focused on just that. I tried new tactics to grow traffic, I…

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