Category Archives: Business

Getting Rich, Following that Dream, Being Happy

I found a question/response thread on Hacker News to be quite interesting. The question was “how did your life change after FU money”. FU money being a term for enough money that you have complete freedom to not work. Paul … Continue reading

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Free In-App Purchases Will Change…. Little?

Apple’s announcement that they are going to start letting free applications sell in-app content seemed to be a big one. Even game changing. But, the more I think about it, the more I think there will be great hesitation for … Continue reading

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App Icons are Itty Bitty Banner Ads

An old blog post I wrote last year about a decades old humor article on icon design is actually remarkably relevant to today’s App Store market. Years ago, Apple published a developer magazine. I don’t even remember the name of … Continue reading

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Followup on Another Quitting Story

A couple of months ago I mentioned a husband and wife team that made up Imangi Studios who I met at GDC. Keith had quit his full time job a year prior while his wife Natalia had just given notice … Continue reading

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A Year Later…

So, it’s already been a year since I quit my job and dedicated myself to web projects, and it’s gone really quickly. I’ve kept myself very busy during that time, probably a bit too busy. I have absolutely no regrets … Continue reading

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The Risk and Economics of Quitting

This year, I traveled to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) for the first time. It was a really great time and I met a number of iPhone gaming developers — many who I’d known online for many months. Despite my … Continue reading

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Online vs Print, and the Evolution of Media

Here are a few random thoughts I’ve had recently about blogging, online media and traditional print media. Online Ads vs Newspaper Ads Here’s a promising chart for all online-media folk published by Alley Insider. Newspaper ads dropping, online ads keep … Continue reading

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