Steve Jobs’ Master Plan

“Digital convergence” is a word that has been thrown around since the early-90’s. It seems every company has tried its hand at it, but none have really succeeded. Now, however, digital convergence is starting to become a reality in the mobile space and the living room. There is no company better positioned to dominate this […]


[Update 8/15/2007: Citrix is in the process of buying XenSource for $500m]. Virtualization is an amazing technology that has been with computing since its infancy. However, in recent years it has reached the mainstream on servers and desktops. Virtualization provides an abstraction of physical computing resources – such as cpu, network, and storage. Hence the […]


A little splash of color makes all the difference in the world. It makes things bold or subtle. When designing your website, packaging, flyers, pick your colors well. Here are several sites to get you started: ColourLovers Color Theory Color Schemes


Several sites to help visualize data in different ways: Data Visualization Modern Approaches Periodic Table of Visualization Methods VisualComplexity I have always liked pictures, charts, and diagrams. Too many words bore me. Often, an image can convey a thought simply and concisely. And with today’s massive amounts of raw data, describing thoughts and ideas [in […]

Zen Habits

ZenHabits is an excellent site for “simple productivity.” It gives tips on how to save time, reduce clutter, and ways to be more productive.

What’s a good name?

You have this great idea for a business or organization. Now what are you going to call it? Here are 5 suggestions:

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie Apparently, people matter when you’re starting a business or working at a corporation. But so many businesses overlook this fact.

Do you love your job?

Bob Porter: “Looks like you’ve been missing a lot of work lately.” Peter Gibbons: “I wouldn’t say I’ve been *missing* it, Bob.” Do you live to work or work to live? FishTrain was started because I wanted a platform to discuss business ventures and share my experiences with them so far. Creating a startup company […]

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