A look at web application startups from the designer side.

Paul Washer  (via thisisyourmaverick)

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How would you ever learn unconditional love if you were married to someone who met all the conditions? How would you ever learn mercy, patience, longsuffering, heartfelt compassion if you were married to someone who never failed you, who was never difficult with you, who never sinned against you, who was never slow to acknowledge their sin or ask for forgiveness? How would you ever learn grace to pour out your favor on someone who did not deserve it if you were married to someone who was always deserving of all good things? The main purpose of marriage is that, through your marriage, you become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Marriage, I believe, is the greatest instrument of sanctification.
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Startups & Leaders: Fearing Failure: Go Big or Go Home →

johnfein:

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Fear of failure is a popular theme for today’s entrepreneurs. There are powerful stories of entrepreneurs failing at their businesses, and how they respond. Some go on to achieve great things; others let it define them with tragic results.

What could be worse than failing at…

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8 Steps To Actually Get Good At Phone Calls →

fastcompany:

Remember phone calls You should because they are often the best way to get your ideas across. Here’s how to give good phoners.

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The Perks of Putting Yourself Out There: How Startups are like Starcraft Players

Now, besides the fact that both begin with “Star” and both take up a lot of your life, time, and sanity, Startups and Starcraft have one very important thing in common—people who are serious about them go for the money.

Let me explain.

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This idea used to frighten me. Now, I am much more frightened by the slow creep of comfort, complacency, and arrogance. “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” (Wikipedia, Shoshin)

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When things move fast there is no concept of mastery. In startups, lifelong learning is not a professional ideal; it’s a requirement of participation.
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vicemag:

2013 Is a Defining Year for WikiLeaks
Edward Snowden is currently acting out his own real-life version of Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? as he jumps from exotic locale to exotic locale, leaving a trail of American state secrets and public dissent over the whole “The US government is spying on everyone” thing in his wake. Accompanying him as he attempts to evade both the media the clutches of the American security state is Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks. Now WikiLeaks has taken the step of announcing that Edward Snowden is safe and sound (and not in the hands of the Russians, as some have suspected), and the international anti-secrecy nonprofit is going to continue to help him seek political asylum anywhere that will have him.
Meanwhile, Bradley Manning, who before Snowden’s emergence was the most famous government whistleblower associated with WikiLeaks, remains behind bars after pleading guilty to a host of criminal charges stemming from leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents as well as videos, including the infamous “Collateral Murder” video that shows an American military helicopter firing on, and murdering, three journalists. For his WikiLeaks-aided information dumps, Manning spent over three years in prison without going to trial, during which time he was tortured.
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vicemag:

2013 Is a Defining Year for WikiLeaks

Edward Snowden is currently acting out his own real-life version of Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? as he jumps from exotic locale to exotic locale, leaving a trail of American state secrets and public dissent over the whole “The US government is spying on everyone” thing in his wake. Accompanying him as he attempts to evade both the media the clutches of the American security state is Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks. Now WikiLeaks has taken the step of announcing that Edward Snowden is safe and sound (and not in the hands of the Russians, as some have suspected), and the international anti-secrecy nonprofit is going to continue to help him seek political asylum anywhere that will have him.

Meanwhile, Bradley Manning, who before Snowden’s emergence was the most famous government whistleblower associated with WikiLeaks, remains behind bars after pleading guilty to a host of criminal charges stemming from leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents as well as videos, including the infamous “Collateral Murder” video that shows an American military helicopter firing on, and murdering, three journalists. For his WikiLeaks-aided information dumps, Manning spent over three years in prison without going to trial, during which time he was tortured.

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The Business of Branding: Getting Started: Branding & Marketing for Startups →

jeffswystun:

Download the free paper … http://tiny.cc/0906yw

Startups are resource constrained. Time, money, and people are in short supply with everything being a priority. Too often this leads to branding and marketing neglect that can have big impact later. Many founders associate branding and marketing…

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Sprints and Testing

I used to play field hockey back in high school, so I know a lot about sprinting.  But in the startup world, sprints are a totally different story.

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How To Find Angel Investors Outside Silicon Valley, NYC And Boston

khariparson:

It’s not easy to find angel investors outside the big market areas but it can be done.

(Source: khariparson)

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