Archive for the ‘guy kawasaki’ category

A Startup Costs HOW Much!?

June 20, 2007

Premise: Guy Kawasaki knows what he’s doing. And despite better advice I highly recommend you kiddies try this at home!

Mr. Kawasaki’s startup, Truemors, set him back $12,709.09 in startup costs. Keep in mind… he’s the guy who wrote “Art of the Start” and funded more youngco’s than I’ve even worked in for crying out loud!

I’d like to contrast Truemors with Fake Steve Jobs (one of the 100 most popular blogs).

It costs NOTHING to start a blog on WordPress.com (independent) or at Blogspot.com (owned by Google). TypePad will set you back some change (and is quite good). There’s Facebook… MySpace… there’s a lot of free choices for blogging these days.

Granted, FSJ is about the most popular figure on the scene right now. Yes, there’s a FakeSteveBallmer. But, do you really think FakeTerrySemel.com is going to be worth anyone’s time. Nah. Now, FakePope.com is already taken (maybe not so safe for work). That person would normally be out less than $200 in startup costs (autorenewing, protected domains for the next 10 years). But, whoever’s behind it REALLY bootstrapped. ZERO cost! They’re hosting on a free platform. Fred Wilson thinks FSJ is raking in $200K+ annually.

Nice work if you can get it. Money for nothing and your chicks are free. Wonder if there’s a VC model in there somewhere? “I’ll seed you $0. Now. Go write like an iGod.”

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Resistance Is NOT Futile

May 2, 2007

“The Lucifer Effect”… How DO Good People Go Bad? An interesting question and an equally interesting interview with the author at Mr. K’s blog. I especially liked the last question… #10 about the other side of the coin. A VERY worthwhile blog and a refreshing, non-techie topic out of my fave blogger/author. Way to go Mr. K!

Well Hells Bells

December 7, 2006

Dr. Scoble has prescribed some whoopass for Journobloggers and drawing traffic to their stuff today.

I picked a name that has absolutley nothing to do with my main topical nexus – Apple, their OS’s under development and emerging wireless tech. It wasn’t always my topical mix though… it’s just what struck a chord with the readers of the blog so… as Dr. Kawasaki prescribed in one of his books… “Flow with the go.” or something like that 🙂 “Let a thousand flowers bloom.” Yeah, that’s probably more like it.

So, there’s not much I can do about my WordPress.com name of “gwhiz”… I kinda like it. It suits me. But the tag line I’ve been using is old and tired and probably not helping at all on my Google Juice which I have just done something about. It now reads, “Apple, Mac OSX, Leopard, EVDO and Such” and that’s more in line with what this blog has become.

I don’t think a journoblogger is going to know any more about what will strike a chord than any of the rest of us… they just need to adapt and serve up whatever keeps em coming back for more and perform the OODA loops Dr. Peters is fond of.

Indispensable EVDO + Mac Info

August 30, 2006

Apple Adds EVDO Card Support in 10.4.7 – EVDOinfo.com

Guy Kawasaki, bless his heart! I do love this man so and pray for his safety on our planet regularly (no, really, I do).

He’s provided the mother load link (above) to the root of all EVDO information you could ever hope to tap into. Read it. Love it and learn. All thanks to Mr. K!

If You Have To Ask Does It Count?

July 12, 2006

I’m going to ask my kind readers a favor at the end of this posting… Kind of along the lines of my earlier “I’d Do Anything For You Honey” post.

There’s this long-standing guy/girl thing that if a girl has to ask for a hug, kiss, take-out-the-trash, something-or-other that it “doesn’t count”. I somehow missed that one in marital bliss 101 (which I audited). You see, there are a ton of things my sweetie and I do for each other we sometimes do and don’t ask for that we have no recollection of the other doing. THOSE don’t count! Truth be told. THOSE are the forgettables!

C’mon. Cut a guy a break.

So, to prove my point… I’m going to ask (remember, this is what guys are worst at… asking for things) that you kind souls out there show me some link love. I appreciate you coming back and reading the odd blurb I lob up. And it’s really nice to see you coming back for more. What would really be gratifying is to ascend past this 3,962,106 ranking in Technorati I can’t seem to break through past. I simply want to be in the top 3 million. That’s all (sob, sob). Can you help me? Just this once?

Joe Kissell, Meet Mr. Kawasaki

July 11, 2006

Joe Kissell is definitely living part of the Kawasaki way: “Eat like a hummingbird and poop like an elephant.”

Had any of you heard of Blog Carnivals before? News to me…

Dammit! Guy KEEPS Teasing Me!

June 16, 2006

STOP!!!! Ever since I read one of the early books and saw that Breitling watch staring back at me… I’ve been trying to find a way to eBay all my unnecessary’s to get the darned thing. Talk about a total goal/treat/over-the-top thingamabob. There’ s no way in hell my three kids will be scraping enough together (for Fathers’ Day) between them to get me anything short of a half-spent crayola and the wonderful piece of artwork it helped them create.

Which is PERFECT! in my eyes. 🙂