Bryan Marble

@LostMahbles

Startups

February 9, 2011

Push Perfection to V2.0

  Here’s my scenario. I’m a perfectionist. I can find flaws in any design and especially mine. Which makes it excruciatingly scary to think about releasing this product into the world for other perfectionists to critique. And that thought has colored every design decision I’ve made in the last month. It’s slowing me down. And - Read More -

February 2, 2011

How to Land a Dream Dev Job Without Web Experience

  This presumes that your dream dev job involves working at highly competitive startups (or forward thinking behemoths). If your dream job is writing code in the relative obscurity security of a huge, slow-moving company with great benefits and little risk of having to do anything meaningful, then this isn’t for you. If you want - Read More -

January 25, 2011

Productivity Hack for Bootstrapping a Company on 2 Hours a Day

  Here it is, the single greatest productivity hack I’ve learned while building GroupTrip. Perform a mental backup before you stop working. Take 30 seconds in your editor of choice and write down what you would be doing for the next 15 minutes if you didn’t have to stop. When you come back to work, - Read More -

January 18, 2011

Clear.CO or Cntortd.COM – Split Testing a Domain Name

  I’m building a group travel platform to make the logistics of planning trips with friends as fun as the trip itself. I had a great name for it too. Grouptrip.com. Since that was taken I started building under the name GrpTrp. It has symmetry, it’s relatively easy to describe (“grouptrip, no vowels”), and hey, - Read More -

January 7, 2011

5 Things You Need to Forget When You Join a Startup

There are also some seriously bad habits that can really impede your progress and your impact at a startup. ┬áHere are five mantras you need to forget if you’re leaving a big corporate job for the startup world.

November 5, 2010

Read Less Faster

At some point you’re going to realize that half of the advice out there contradicts the other half, and that those nuggets that seem to be universal are so broad as to be rendered useless to a single developer. At some point you have to force the noise to the background and build your product.

June 7, 2010

Everything Takes Longer

  So we’ve “pivoted” (still getting used to the word) away from SkierUnderground for the time being, and while I have a little bit of time between projects, I thought it apropos to reflect on what happened over the last three months and extract some tidbits to take forward. I was going to write them - Read More -

June 3, 2010

Start From a Solid Base

  So we’ve “pivoted” (still getting used to the word) away from SkierUnderground for the time being, and while I have a little bit of time between projects, I thought it apropos to reflect on what happened over the last three months and extract some tidbits to take forward. I was going to write them - Read More -

June 2, 2010

SkierUnderground – A Postmortem

  For three months, I had a dream. Check that, for three months I worked off of fear, adrenaline and stress, and thought I had a dream. What I had was a desire to work for myself, and an admittedly mediocre idea of how to get there. I still fully believe in Derek Sivers’ mantra - Read More -