Check out the POTHRA Kickstarter!
Shopify just announced the five winners of this year’s Build-A-Business competition!
During the 8 months of this year’s Shopify competition, over 10,000 entrepreneurs created Shopify online stores that sold more than $55 million in products. The five businesses that sold the most over any two months of the competition each win a $50,000 US investment.
But not only that, the fine folks over at Shopify are also sending each of the winners on a trip to New York City to meet with the industry experts who served as mentors to the participants throughout the competition (Tim Ferriss, Daymond John, Eric Ries and moi).
I can’t wait to meet and hug Debbie Sterling, the winner of my category, Art & Design! Debbie is a female engineer from Stanford University and created GoldieBlox, a construction toy that encourages young girls to get into engineering, develop spatial skills and hone problem-solving abilities. What’s not to like?
Congratulations to all the winners! And congrats to team Shopify for making this comeptition happen! I am honored to have gone from winner to mentor! Yay, for e-commerce! Yay internet!
Read about the competition over on the Shopify blog.
“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.”
- Thomas A. Edison
These leather card cases are beautiful. I would definitely use these to give my business cards a home.
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“Go ahead and make something for the elites. Not the elites of class or wealth, but the elites of curiosity, passion and taste.”
- Seth Godin
You don’t have to pander, by Seth Godin
I just received one of these stunning ACRE Units of Measure Calendar Posters in the mail. It beautifully features traditional units of measure like degree celsius, kilogram and hectare as well as less well-known units of measure like astronomical unit, decibel and aperture.
I guess, dropping the mic is not really an option in space, huh?
(via Business Insider)
YES! YES! YES! CableKeeps secure your USB docking cable to your iPhone, iPod or iPad power adaptor for neat and tidy storage.
«Reporters no longer control the first draft of history.»
When Everyone is an Eye-Witness, What is a Journalist?, by Mark Little
(via David Bauer)
“Being kind isn’t always easy. Or convenient. But it has the potential to change everything.”
- Cap Watkins
Be Kind, by Cap Watkins
“In hindsight, selling Upcoming to Yahoo was a horrible mistake. Selling your company always means sacrificing control and risking its fate, and as we now know, online communities almost always fail after acquisition. (YouTube is the rare exception, albeit one with billion-dollar momentum.) But Yahoo was a particularly horrible steward for the community.”
- Andy Baio
Read Andy’s full post, The Death of Upcoming.org
I absolutely love this old-school ruler growth chart by Little River Designs.
Merlin Mann built an email app that only lets you *send* email, not read them. It directs you straight to Gmail’s “Compose Message” window in a new tab of your default browser.
Set it as your Mac’s default email app and—BOOM!—every time OS X needs to create an email message, you get to just send email without having to look at email.