February 28, 2008
Google has unveiled the re-worked JotSpot
and I am loving the new Google Docs “Sites”
feature. This is truly a Microsoft Sharepoint killer. I am going to step out on a limb here and predict that Microsoft Office Suite will find itself playing second fiddle to Google Docs in less then 18 months. Check out my VendAsta post here for proof
! If you own Microsoft Shares I say SELL!
Watch the Video below to “See How We Scrum” 🙂
February 8, 2008
What more can I say about this.
January 30, 2008
Starting a new company is both challenging and rewarding but most of all it is refreshing. Imagine, for a second, that you could walk away from whatever it is you are doing for a living. Really walk away. Not just take a holiday, but walk away for good from all the day to day triviality. Walk away from the phone calls to return, the full inbox, reporting requirements, and the ever present pressure of management responsibilities.
Just imagine what you could imagine. 🙂 Essentially this is exactly what I, along with 7 of the smartest guys
I have had the great fortune to cross paths with have done. It is amazing at what a great group of people, instilled with persistence and determination can conceive and create when given the environment, opportunity and time.
Just a few short months ago the 8 of us were bogged down with daily responsibilities and duties. Dreams and visions seemed hard to achieve. Product development felt like it was mired in molasses. The list of bugs, maintenance and improvement tasks counted in the thousands. This doesn’t just happen in individual companies. It seems it can affect entire industries as one of the really smart guys, Michael Wurzer points out in this blog post
But, for now at least, we are free to huddle up here in far away Saskatoon Saskatchewan free from the melee of meetings, inboxes and telephone calls. We are free to hire the brightest minds
and build the greatest software
. We will make the most of this refreshing opportunity, and we will try, for as long as we can to stave off the weight of daily duties and responsibilities. Ironically, success itself will take its toll on our new found freedom and ensure a return to duties and responsibilities of daily life. But with a little luck, and a ton of persistence, determination and effort we will create a company that sustains and encourages this creative culture no matter our size or success.
January 30, 2008
Two brand new T2000 Stainless Steel Tornado Foosball tables arrived yesterday. I want to put down a challenge right here and now. If anyone comes and visits us and beats us on these tables we will pay for you’re flights and hotel. Russ Caper, if your reading this practice up! Russ was my foos partner at the GooglePlex party at Inman New York. You can see the tables in action here.