[photo] Mark Jeftovic

easyDNS CEO, Career Contrarian & AntiGuru

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Lean Startup / MVP Life Cycle (Bubble 2.0 version)

Step 1: Think up some idea for a feature.

Have your team use this tag cloud to assemble a “feature mash-up” which looks like it could drive value through the startup life cycle. Remember, you’re #1 job is to be featureful, provide a rich user experience and drive value throughout the entire vertical you are about to make-up define.

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I almost invented Shazam

Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 1.02.27 PM   Many years ago I was ostensibly on the advisory board of a company called “Predixis”, (later MusicIP). They were a service that had digitized a boatload of music and their raison d’etre was to be able to predict, based on what songs were in your library, what other songs you would like.

Try as I might I could never really get galvanized around this idea. It worked ok. I ran my band The Parkdale Hookers through it and it came back with The D4. Well done. But I still never got really excited, not enough to sell my shares … Read the rest

My Ice-Bucket Challenge

They finally caught up with me…..

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Facebook won’t let me unlike Walmart?

The other day I noticed that “Wal-Mart Canada” had somehow appeared in my “Likes” list on Facebook. After “unliking” it, I posted the following to my facebook page:

Interesting. Walmart was in my “Likes” list.

I don’t like Walmart. In fact I once hired a personal assistant just so I could stay out of places like Walmart. Now we just use some place that delivers, like Grocery Gateway – it’s more expensive but hey, it keeps me out of Walmart.

So it’s odd that Walmart would be in my “likes” list. Unless you mean “I Like Not Going To Walmart”.

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Einstein Never Said That.

I’ve seen this one drift across my Facebook feed too many times now that I have to comment on it:

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four more years of life left”

This quote is then attributed to Albert Einstein in a type of “case closed” punctuation mark and it has taken on a life of it’s own. In extreme cases I’ve seen it linked to the “Mayan Prophecy” of the world ending on December 21st, 2012 (which the Mayan calendars never really “predicted” at all, but I digress).… Read the rest

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