Archive for the 'Entrepreneurialism' Category

Hiding Out

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Sincere apologies to all my loyal readers for not updating the blog lately. I’m sure all of you must have been feeling a deep sense of unease over the past two weeks, wondering “where is he?”.
That last part was supposed to be funny…
In truth, I’ve been hiding out lately, and for good reason. […]

Mobile payments innovation from the Pacific Northwest

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

This just in: recent graduates of my alma mater may now have a shot at launching a career in mobile payments without the need to leave the Portland metro area.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been a little too busy lately, and haven’t been following Scott’s blog closely enough, but today was the first time […]

I’m cheap

Monday, December 19th, 2005

There’s been a lot going on around here the past few months. In addition to Coinbridge, my consultancy business, I’ve been working on a brand new startup. We started working on the idea three months ago and are still yet to write a single line of code. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “Three […]

I’m spoiled

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

When I was a kid, growing up in Palo Alto, California, my Dad used to always tell me, “Son, you’re lucky that we live in Palo Alto. There’s nowhere better than this”.
As an entrepreneur who lives in Palo Alto today, the more I think my Dad was right. Palo Alto is the world’s best […]

Split Payments Defined (part two)

Monday, December 12th, 2005

The concept of split payments is kind of like cc-ing someone in an email, but with a payment. Unlike being copied on an email that allows everyone to view the entire email, a split payment is divided into parts with no single recepient ever receiving the whole thing. The receiving fees due to PayPal would […]

Split Payments (part one)

Friday, December 9th, 2005

A letter to all entrepreneurs with the following interests/aspirations: Web 2.0, payment systems, saving money, executing quickly and being successful.
Dear entrepreneurs,
Please take two minutes out of your caffeine-fueled workdays to consider the following facts:
Fact: Building a payment system that’s similar to PayPal from scratch—even if on a much smaller scale and with only a handful […]

Do you use enough paper?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Every designer I know, has a unique design process. Paper prototyping is an important part of my design process, and if you don’t use it, I recommend you start. I love this methodology because it has tons of benefits at almost no cost.
My paper prototyping process is as follows:
Sketch out key screens
I start by […]