The Permanent State of Beta Is Ruining Consumerism

Every single gosh-darn good-for-nothing day, some piece of “frictionless” “seamless” “user-friendly” technology craps out on me. Touch ID fails—cool. Bluetooth can’t connect—awesome. If I’m on the road, Google Maps freezes at the most crucial turn. If I’m watching TV: “Sorry, we could not reach the Netflix service.” Are you sorry, Amazon “Dumpster” Fire TV? Remember that time I voice-searched “Jake[…]

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An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption

A few years after the Great Recession, you couldn’t scroll through Google Reader without seeing the word “disrupt.” TechCrunch named a conference after it, the New York Times named a column after it, investor Marc Andreessen warned that “software disruption” would eat the world; not long after, Peter Thiel, his fellow Facebook board member, called “disrupt” one of his favorite[…]

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Weekend Favs October 20

Weekend Favs October 20 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is[…]

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Inside Facebook’s Stormy Debate Over ‘Political Diversity’

At one point this summer, Brian Amerige seemed destined to become the next James Damore. Like Damore, the Google engineer who wrote a manifesto protesting the company’s “ideological echo-chamber” last year, Amerige also authored a controversial memo accusing his employer, Facebook, of being a “political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views.” Like Damore, who argued against gender equality in engineering[…]

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13 Important Questions to Ask Before You Sign Up With a SaaS Provider

Every business owner should go into a vendor partnership with a clear understanding of the details. When considering a potential software as a service (SaaS) vendor, what’s one security question that should always be asked? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in[…]

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FileMaker – Powerful Database That’s Evolved For Today’s Growing Businesses

What seems like many years ago, a consultant at the United Nations, where I used to work, introduced me to FileMaker. Up until a few weeks ago, I thought FileMaker was an “old database” as that was my only recollection of FileMaker. However, over an hours discussion with  Andrew LeCates, Director of Platform Evangelism at FileMaker I was pleasantly surprised[…]

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