Team Blog

Finding the Athlete in Your Business

Christopher Eaton Tuesday 09, January, 2018

Once your business is running, it's running. But most businesses don't want to go for a light jog, they want to sprint, they want to be jumping hurdles and throwing javelins with ease. You want your business to be active, the athlete among the bystanders.

At our start-up (Append Media) we learned...

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The Myth of Buying over Building Apps

Christopher Eaton Tuesday 12, September, 2017

When I was a teenager, I got my first job at a small computer store. It was typical work, selling products, processing returns, handling service tickets, everything you'd expect from a consumer-facing job.

The computer store had a policy of checking any returned product's serial number to ensure i...

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3 Tips For Dealing with the Ad-Block Reality

Christopher Eaton Wednesday 05, July, 2017

If you're an online vendor, it can't be ignored - ad-blocking users are on the rise. In 2017, an estimated 11% of users utilize an ad-blocker. This can mean interference with analytics, conversions, advertising revenues, and even raw sales. This number grew 30% from 2016, and it's likely to contin...

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Big Vendor, Little Help

Christopher Eaton Saturday 29, April, 2017

Why is it when I think of how huge R&D vendors operate, only a gripping fear of nickel & diming, bureaucracy, mazes, and wild unfounded charges come to mind?

I spoke today with a IS team manager who was wondering if we'd ever charge them for something like a phone call or discussion... Absolutely...

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Christopher Eaton Tuesday 24, January, 2017

I once likened running a startup to walking along the edge of a sword while carrying a bag of bricks. The last few months have been a whirlwind of hiring, team meetings, coding, moving furniture, missed deadlines, and white-boarding sessions.

I often drift into a torrential sea of the tasks and co...

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