How collaborating in physical spaces taught me the value of forging a community, not just making things.

Going analog

I completely missed the dot.com boom (and bust). While my university friends were taking jobs as Webmasters, I was working night shifts at the Austin American-Statesman in the Art Department. My friend’s tools were CorelDRAW, Fetch, and Netscape. My tools were QuarkXpress, X-acto knives and Clip art. Every night, graphic…

Your only responsibility is to put meat on the table. You got a girlfriend? They grind that stuff up and call it meat. Watch what you eat and who you eat. I like quips. Oh Jesus, you killed a hooker!

The world is reverberating back and forth and I hit the frequency and I start to dance to it. Hack-em’s Razor. I get a bad taste in my mouth out here, aluminum, ash, like you can smell a psychosphere. They grind that stuff up and call it meat. I love having my hands in the dirt.

How I rebranded Proof and lived to tell about it.

Rebrands can suck. There are lots of reasons not to change your company’s look and feel. They’re expensive (pause for a moment and imagine finding and replacing every instance of your current logo). Secondly, it takes focus away from other significant activities like finding product-market fit. Many entrepreneurs, rightfully, don’t…

2017 marks ten years in tech for me. It’s a mildly significant, albeit thankless milestone. There were no anniversary gifts. Just more grey hairs, expense reports, and Ikea chairs. I’ve taken my lumps but took the time to celebrate successes too. If I sat down with my younger self, what…

A typical day in Product paradise with Product team and Head of Strategy, Matt Allison

I am often asked, “What is the design process like at TrendKite?” Well, a majority of my time is spent with product teams mining for solutions around a whiteboard. Before a single pixel gets pushed on my screen a conference room is booked and we head up to the whiteboard…

Brent Palmer

Product guy @useproof. Previously @carwow @Zendesk @PayPal @TrendKite @Spredfast.

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