April 2, 2007 in Learn
Want to be a successful CEO?
I had an amazing conversation with Ryan Allis, the 22 year old CEO of Intellicontact. I am so impressed with how he has taken his company from a small shop to a multi-million dollar company with 50+ employees, in about…
March 31, 2007 in Learn
Important – Please change your Carsonified subscription URL!
Howdy folks, We’ve still got about 2,000 folks subscribed to the old Bare Naked App feed. I’d really appreciate it if you could unsubscribe from: http://feeds.feedburner.com/barenakedapp to the new feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/carsonified Thanks! Ryan
March 29, 2007 in Learn
"We're looking for a developer to build a dropsend.com clone"
Yikes. Lisa (our new DropSend manager) just came across a project on GetAFreelancer.com asking someone to build a DropSend clone. In a way I’m flattered, and in another way, it creeps me out. I guess someone has seen all the…
March 27, 2007 in Learn
Expand or stay comfortable?
We’re at an interesting place right now at Carson Systems. Up until now, we’ve been very conservative with our cash flow and not hired until he we had more than enough money in the bank. However, we’re in a place…
March 23, 2007 in Learn
My article on TechCrunch is live
Mike just posted my article Web Apps 101: Your Three Point Success Plan. Feel free to have a read and comment. There’s some big lovers and haters in the comments – it’s all pretty crazy
March 22, 2007 in Learn
Screw Apple Mail and iCal, I'm moving to Outlook 2007
I switched to a Mac last year and I couldn’t be happier … except for one thing. Apple Mail and iCalÂ just aren’t powerful enough for me. As the Director of Carson Systems, most of my day comprises of emailing, coordinating…
March 22, 2007 in Community
This interview was recorded at the Future of Web Apps conference in London, February 2007. Watch the video! Simon Willison talks to journalist Bobbie Johnson for Vitamin Read the transcript! VITAMIN: Can you just run through exactly what OpenID is?…
March 22, 2007 in Learn
There are some things in the world of accessibility that appear, on the face of it, to be really wonderful ideas… until you scratch slightly below the service. What may seem feasible when putting together some guidelines on accessibility might…
March 20, 2007 in Learn
Survey results: How much cash you have in the bank
There was some really interesting comments on How much cash should you have in the bank?. Thanks everyone! A lot of the comments said that a better measure would’ve been how many months of expenses were in the bank. I…
March 19, 2007 in Learn
How much cash should you have in the bank?
As a small business owner (there’s just five of us at Carson Systems), I’m always wondering how much cash reserves we should be keeping in the bank. At what point should you stop saving for a rainy day, and start…
March 17, 2007 in Learn
DropSend makes The Register's Top Web 2.0 Startup List!
Exciting news for us and I wanted to share it with you all. The mighty Register has listed DropSend as one of the top 25 Web 2.0 Startups in the UK (see #21). We’re honoured to make the list. Thank…
March 16, 2007 in Learn
Marketing web apps – Putting DropSend in kick-ass mode
So as most of you know, DropSend is on the block. I apologize for the lack of updates. One thing that I’ve learned about selling a web app is that most of the time is spent waiting for people to…