I keep writing and deleting and rewriting this post, but after hiring (and firing) on oDesk for a long time, I think I've finally learned enough to share some wisdom. I have wasted a lot of time and money learning these things. My loss is your gain.
Always hire independent developers. Never hire agencies.... (more)
Failing, it seems, is all the rage in the startup community. There are articles about it in the New York Times, books and blogs written about it, presentations given at conferences, war stories exchanged at coffee shops and coworking spaces, and endless promotion of it online. Not only is failing... (more) Lately I've been trying to price some custom mobile ad media (not automated bidding platforms like Google or Flurry or TapJoy). Being a small shop without a full time marketing person, I've taken on a lot of this responsibility.
So far, I have accomplished virtually nothing. There is one reason... (more)