I’m starting to mess up again. I’m starting something without a clear goal in mind. Tldr: Long post ahead. Need to set a clear goal, measure and move on. This morning I listened to “Startup for the rest of us” Noah a very good internet business person / marketer was giving advice on how to grow … Continue reading Messy

Silent Evidence

That year, I turned 30. There’s an old Chinese saying: ‘At 30, one stands firm.’ Yet, I couldn’t even support myself. What could I do? Keep waiting, or give up my movie-making dream? My wife gave me invaluable support. via Ang Lee: A Never-Ending Dream | What Shih Said I find myself in this quote. … Continue reading Silent Evidence

The Founder

Just finish watching the show “The Founder”. It’s about how MacDonald got started. Here’s a few thing I learn from watching the show: Business is war Be ruthless Be persistence Contracts are like hearts, they are meant to be broken Don’t depend on contracts, do not even depend on handshake Be in the property business … Continue reading The Founder

build something? let people know.

We did many planning discussion. We questioned what is the benefit of users after they use the app for a while? What is the utility aspect that make early adopter start to use the app? ... These are all very important question, but we haven't think about how users will find out our app? How … Continue reading build something? let people know.

Intraix Onwards To The Promised Land?

This start of 2013 has really been amazing for Intraix. We have our Home Energy Monitoring app launch with South West CDC on 27 Feb 2013. And this week, we signed a partnership deal with Smart Integration from Japan. This is definitely an exciting time for us. But I stop and start to look at the famous Paul Graham's startup curve, where … Continue reading Intraix Onwards To The Promised Land?

It’s doomsday and I’m blogging.

Initially I wanted to write a blog post titled my unexpected journey 2012 before doomsday. So I took some hours off yesterday thinking how should I start and this morning I started to craft the post, hopping I have it out in the evening . But something happen today, my Mac went dead. It went … Continue reading It’s doomsday and I’m blogging.

A great way to build software is to start out by solving your own problems

A great way to build software is to start out by solving your own problems. You will be the target audience and you will know what's important and what's not This quote is from an ebook "Getting Real" by 37signals. It's free and have lots of interesting perspective on why you should not follow the … Continue reading A great way to build software is to start out by solving your own problems

Passion. The one thing that drives entrepreneurs.

Passion. The one thing that drives entrepreneurs.

I mean how crazy can we get right? Right after graduation instead of following the usual route of finding a job, we went straight into starting a business. Thinking that we can change the world. And during the journey, while your fellow classmates are earning just enough to cover their student loans, you barely have enough to cover your meals. Everyday, when you reach home, you parents will be asking when are you going to start bring money back to support the family. When your friends get their first paycheck, they celebrate with big purchases or even big dinning treats. They ask you along but you say no “thank you” I’m busy. But in fact, you just do not have that disposable income for it. And when you get a seed fund, you friends ask you out for celebration and you still say no “thank you” I’m busy. Why, because you are responsible, you are workaholic and you want to ship out your product fast. All above and many more are what real #startuplife is about. This is Singapore not Silicon Valley. If Passion is not the thing that drives us, I do not know what else is. Photo Credit: Well Done:) peckying for the poster!!!

Guest Post: Creativity By Daylon Soh

Creativity is like a low hanging fruit that’s been in the backyard of your imagination. If you believe you are not a creative person by nature, you’re lying. Think back about any of these situations below: You are with your friends and you’re all chatting happily. Eager to impress, you thought about making a joke. … Continue reading Guest Post: Creativity By Daylon Soh

Switching Cost For Mobile Reading Applications

I love reading articles online and I use Readability (now) to help me saved the contents that I can read later. I chose readability over instapaper and Read It Later (now pocket) because it's totally FREE. Here is an article from lifehacker that compares the 3 services. A very interesting and useful article if you are trying … Continue reading Switching Cost For Mobile Reading Applications