Ben Hamilton

Full stack startups

Good insight. Full stack startups.

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Everything Bill knows about business in one minute

“Everything I know about business in one minute.” – Bill Drenttel. Via John Gruber.

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Undermine Your Business Model

…The question that gets asked about technology, the one that is almost always precisely the wrong question is, “How does this advance help our business?” The correct question is, “how does this advance undermine our business model and require us/enable us to build a new one?”… via Seth Godin

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The Apple Advantage

Thought provoking: ..however superior Apple’s design is, it’s their business and operations strength — the Cook side of the equation — that is furthest ahead of their competition, and the more sustainable advantage. via Daring Fireball: The New Apple Advantage.

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Rugby, Uncertainty and Business

@StevieHamilton pointed me to this: …Uncertainty, though, cannot be overcome and it can be more debilitating if players don’t know where they sit. You can manage this process when there is an end goal, but as you near this goal the need to eliminate uncertainty also arises… via England’s all-black strip fails most important test. […]

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Is Freemium For You?

Horses for courses: Freemium can be a great tool for businesses, but before you commit to using freemium, you need to understand your business model and how your customers are going to respond to it—so do your homework. You are in business to make money… via 6 Ways Freemium Can Kill Your Startup | Chargify […]

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Stalwart & Star employees

Just read two interesting articles by Thomas Delong over at the Harvard Business School: Stop Ignoring the Stalwart Worker Searching for Professional Significance To be honest, I’ve pretty much always seen two types of workers, performers and under-performers, so reading these has opened my mind to a few new thoughts. The first article on Stalwart […]

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Games at Work

I watched a video by Seth Priebatsh (at SCVNGR) about the Game Layer On Top Of The World and it sparked my interest. A google search later and I found myself watching this 20min video by Jesse Schell on The Future Of Games which, although it answered a lot, left me with more questions than […]

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Business Process Video

Just spotted this great article from Jason Nethercott on creating your own Business Process Video – interesting stuff. I can see using this info to document a process, then see where to improve those processes.

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The key to “True Fans”

Reading the post over The Technium about True Fans and it made me think (and I’m taking a personal approach here): EVERY business needs fans. The key to my business is how well we treat our fans. Then they either become non-fans, or they become true-fans. In this context, the words fans and clients are […]

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