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Philip Trauring
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Startup guy with 20 years experience in tech
Startup guy with 20 years experience in tech

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Let’s say you want to set up a security system for your home. In days past that would mean hiring a security company that would install sensors around your house, connected to a keypad, and linked via a phone line (usually a dedicated line you would need…

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Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. Margaret Mead, anthropologist

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While reading a cookbook recently I realized the goal of the cookbook author is not entirely different than a product designer. In both roles, the designer and author, there is a need to anticipate the needs and knowledge of the user, and design around…

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A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal. Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

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Recently while driving down the highway I noticed a crew changing lightbulbs on a street lamp. This particular street lamp was one of those extra-high poles with the circle of lights around the top that you see only on highways and some industrial or…

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If architects weren’t arrogant, they wouldn’t be architects. I don’t know a modest good architect. Philip Johnson, architect

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I was recently sent an offer to beta test a new service. The service is interesting – it is a subscription service for applications on the Mac operating system. Let me digress for a moment. Selling applications on the Mac, or any desktop operating system,…

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HBO is not an advertiser-based model, it’s a subscription model. So what’s significant to HBO is not necessarily the debut of an episode, it’s the cumulative numbers. Michael Mann, film director

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Anyone who has been involved with crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, and particularly those who have backed hardware products, know all about product delays. I’ve written before about how crowdfunding sites are invigorating the hardware…
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