One of the first products I built was CRM software for non-profits. It was about 2001, and I was 21 years old. Every day after work I’d spend hours and hours customizing each screen and interaction.
Nervously, I approached a local charity and asked if I could demo it for them. They were impressed! The Director invited me to come to their conference, and show it to other non-profits from across the country.
Man I was excited. I burned the software onto 20 CDs (yes, for CD-ROMS), booked my plane ticket, and arrived right as the conference was starting. Glancing at the agenda, I noticed that my demo had an official time slot.
I smiled: it felt like all my hard work had been validated.
You’ve heard of Walt Disney, the affable showman who founded The Walt Disney Company. He’s an American icon with a great legacy.
You may not have heard of his older brother, Roy.
Yesterday, I published the last episode of Build & Launch‘s first season.
It’s been an incredible ride.
Marco Arment is wondering why his blog traffic is going down. His theory is that mobile apps and “bite-sized social content” are taking readers away:
This past week, I shipped a small project: The Product Hunt Handbook. (This is part of a bigger project, The Build & Launch podcast, where I’m trying to ship a product every week).
Ironically, the book was submitted to Product Hunt before it was even finished. This resulted in a nice bump in pre-orders.