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Business

Why I Don’t Give Business Advice

I don’t give business advice because I’m not qualified to give people business advice. I get hit up with new business ideas at least a couple of times a week. Some people have new ideas and other people want to know about reducing churn rates or increasing the LTV of their current customers.¬†Weird, businessy stuff. […]

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Business

Great Brands Don’t Follow Trends, They Create Them

The title of this blog post is a quote from a book that I’ve been reading, What Great Brands Do. It’s been a fantastic read so far, and the idea of creating trends instead of following them has stuck out to me more than any other idea. The author, Denise Lee Yohn goes further with […]

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Life

Dear Pixar, Thank You

This is something I wrote years ago on a different blog I used to have, but after seeing Inside Out yesterday, I was reminded how awesome Pixar is, and what a special place their creations have in my life. So today I bring back Dear Pixar, Thank You. Entertainment seems to be a hot button […]

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Business

How An Unattainable Donut Made My Business Better

I’ve been to a myriad of fancy New York City bakeries. I’ve even enjoyed a French pastry (or 10) in Paris before. Those experiences were obviously¬†amazing, but the best cruller I’ve ever had was made by the grocery store bakery in Spanish Fork, Utah. I wouldn’t make this stuff up. I even sang to the […]

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Business

LoopConf, My Amazon Addiction, and Building WP Site Care

I’ve been getting around a little bit lately. I’ve been invited to be on a few podcasts (they ran out of other candidates apparently), and figured this blog would be as good of a place as any to share them with you. I actually really enjoy being on podcasts, so if you run a podcast, […]

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Technology

We’ve Still Got Work To Do – What WordPress Can Learn from Utah Startups

There was recently an article written in The New Yorker about how Utah Became the Next Silicon Valley. It talks about Utah’s high rate of STEM graduates, our business-friendly laws, diversity of sectors in our tech startups, and other little things like affordable housing and a concentrated population. The average Venture Capital deal in Utah […]

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Technology

Is BuiltWith Dealing Your Data?

If you haven’t used BuiltWith before, it’s a SaaS that will show you all of the different technologies being used on a given website. For example, I can search BuiltWith for techcrunch.com and can see that they’re hosted at WordPress.com, are using all sorts of cool ad technologies and services, and can even see that they’re […]

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Technology

Support is Rewarding

A while back I wrote a post about how hard it is to provide great support. It’s not a kids game and it’s not for the faint of heart. I have horror stories like you’d never believe. 777 permissions applied to all files and folders? More than once! PHP 4.4? How is this even running? […]