NOC Introduces a CDN. Yes, a CDN.

NOC.org was built to be a networking platform that aggregates the various tools Daniel and I personally need, and use, to manage our own digital portfolios. It was built by network and system administrators for network and system administrators, so yes, we fully expect a more technical audience to appreciate it’s simplicity and application. The…

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Thoughts on The BaseCamp Mass Exodus

Like many, I have found myself enthralled with what happened at BaseCamp this past week. Mainly because it affects me personally. No, I don’t work at BaseCamp, but I do have startups, have operated and exited a startup, and like Jason and David, share very similar beliefs in how to lead teams and build companies.…

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It’s Ok to Focus On What You Do

Starting a company is excruciatingly difficult. I am convinced you have to have a predisposition for risk and punishment. No one cares, until they all care, and even that is short lived – nothing more than a blip on the radar in retrospect. That being said, running a company is in a different sphere in…

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11 Things to Consider Before Making the First Hire

I once sat in a meeting where a leader was making a case to hire another 50 people on their team in the coming year. It’s the only way we’ll hit our targets, achieve our goals they exclaimed. I remember sitting there thinking – “wow, wonder what they’re all going to do.” A year later…

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Feelings Have No Place in the World of Security

The quickest, and arguably most effective way, to compromise an organization is via social engineering. Social engineering in the digital sphere is almost always synonymous with some form of Phishing attack. Phishing attacks, in it’s simplest form, is the basic act of luring a victim to some bait to achieve some outcome. Think of the…

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Stop Thinking, Start Doing

The biggest lie we tell ourselves is that we can’t do something because we lack the knowledge in something or we don’t have this one thing. We spend more time looking for answers on how to do something, than just doing it. Over the past few years I have spoken with countless startup executives in…

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