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Friday Top 10 Tech Reflections




Our patience is short, our memory is short, and our time even shorter. The startup hustle makes it impossible to absorb all the great stories, industry news, tips and advice directed our way. Shouldn’t there always be a second chance? Some new companies are too promising to miss, some people so inspiring that we really should see them up close. Some ideas deserve extra attention…



  • Be gone, red-eyed demon! No this week’s Pick of the Crowd is not a spell casting app, though it has it’s own magic. Night photos that do justice to nightlife, anyone?
  • Me and style go together like… nothing. They don’t go together at all, which is why StylePuzzle is simply a brilliant app.
  • The freelance vertical alone for web design is growing 38% each year. If that doesn’t inspire you to reflect on the importance of visual content, then maybe Twibfy will. Feed your creativity on line, friends!



  • Inventors, if you don’t know him already, please allow me to introduce you to Ben Kaufman. He’s a Quirky fellow, but he just may have the hottest ticket around for turning ideas into great consumer products on shelves all over the world.
  • John Tabis came up with such a novel way to send a bouquet of flowers he had to give it its own name. He’s a great example of a Problem Solver Maximus with a sharp business model, executed brilliantly.
  • This isn’t a National Lampoon’s road trip, nor is it Thelma and Louise. This is the story of Sunny Bonnell and her co-founder using lessons from the open road to build businesses with purpose. I’d want my brand in their care.


A Few More Thoughts

  • If you were to arrive on the planet as a newcomer today, you would assume that he was the most revered teacher to have ever lived – we simply will never exhaust what Steve Jobs taught us. Lesson #876,567,892: negotiating like the man himself.
  • Office Happy Hours. My favorite headline phrase of 2014 so far. Is there really anything to know besides where? Turns out there is.
  • Speaking of the work space, virtual teams have altered the global economy in ways unimaginable 20 years ago. Prepare to have your mind blown by these statistics related to the transition.
  • How does a family manage to escape associations with the family truckster when their family name is Griswold? They don’t. Instead they build a business that will become a classic in its own right.


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Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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