Rejection

She said, “No. Well, she actually said, “Try again.” And by “she” I’m referring to Facebook. I don’t normally personify web applications, but this is a special case. Many entrepreneurs often confuse their business with their offspring. So I am keeping with the status quo when I say that my child was dumped by Facebook.…

If being homeless was an option

I am very thankful that I have a place to call “home.” But as I bootstrap my business, I have been comtemplating the thought of not having to pay rent. I recently came across an article that stated that 40% to 50% of many New Yorkers’ salaries are going to monthly housing costs. Although New…

Day 8: An applause

I’ve made it. I’ve actually made it. I have written a blog post every single day for a full week. This is a feat that I have never achieved nor had any desire to achieve. But I find it refreshing and inspiring. So I plan to continue. Little did I know that regularly creating posts…

Day 7: Instant gratification

There’s one thing I’ve always wondered: Why do people enjoy earning virtual rewards (i.e. profile badges). In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t mean much. This is often seen in mobile gaming (coming from a self-proclaimed non-gamer). In the past, I feel as if people played games they loved because of the fun it…

Day 6: Deadline, I miss you

If there’s one thing I’ve learned repeatedly is that deadlines are never met. In almost every long term project I’ve been a part of, deadlines are in constant movement. Maybe it’s due to a lack of a full understanding of project requirements by all involved parties. Or it could be due to real-life circumstances (e.g.…

Day 5: Your idea is probably worthless

That idea you have will always be terrible…until you execute. I attended a business/entrepreneurship meeting today. The room was filled with young professionals across a multitude of industries. There was a small population of entrepreneurs, but most were working for a larger company. Many of the individuals had ideas to start something, but had never…

Day 4: All feedback is good feedback

Disregard the title. It’s mostly a lie. I had a conversation today with a friend. We discuss the trajectory and vision of Leaflets. She asked me questions like, “What makes Leaflets different from what’s already in existent?” She poked and prodded at the business model. She inquired about the user experience and the user acquisition.…

Day 3: Malware is malicious

My Macbook is not as strong as I thought. For some odd and gullible reason, I believed Macbooks to be invincible to malware, adware, and viruses. Boy, was I wrong. In just a few trackpad clicks (or taps), my beautiful sliver Apple machine was flooded with strange ads and popups. It resembled a dramatization only…

Day 2: He loves me…or not

Our lead developer, Alex, hates me. Or least, I think so. Alex, you should know that I consider myself somewhat of a visionary (as do many entrepreneurs). With that, I often forget about the small details. Like, should a user login before accessing experiences on the app? Or how should the login/registration flow operate? I…