Irons in the Fire

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The key is not to get distracted.Fire

Well, not too distracted anyway. These days having a drifting creative imagination seems to be an asset. Unfortunately, ideas

don’t pay the bills without a tangible effort behind them.

I have finished a breif summary and diagram for the new app concept. It could use a fair amount of review and some ideas on how to join several of the partnerships, but it’s on paper – so now I can shop it, I mean share it – OK I really mean shop it.
I’m looking forward to a business meeting Friday to discuss a list of burning questions. Now is one of those times I concentrate on not over networking or over-business-ing an outing. Yay for growth opportunities!The weather is coming in for a couple days of rain here in Sacramento. Typical seasonal showers are terrific for bringing out my inner Seattle tech hippie – at least for a couple days. Then I start understanding Cobain just a little better.

Looks like soup and cocoa with the boys this evening.




Monday, Monday

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Okay, more coffee…

After a second read on this guy’s business plan I think it is time for HB and I to guild it over. What a terrific (and currently profitable) idea! We are so ready to take this concept to the creators next evolution of the business. Get ready F… we have some AWESOME things for you.

So more meetings and drafting concept plans. This has some promise, but no real investor funding to which I am aware yet. that keeps the nerves a little shaky, but then if this gig was easy everyone would be doing it. (I’m not a drone, I’m not a drone, I’m not a drone).

This week I need to complete the outline for the app concept, get a status on the aforementioned business expansion, and maybe toss together an AS course. Busy, busy.

I’m also considering joining a Subaru WRX club to meet more like minded folks… more on that to come.

What an awesome week to come!



The Coffee Shop

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Coffee Shop PhotoContinuing the cliches…

Yes, a coffee shop. Don’t judge me… ok, too late I suppose. I guess the aim here is to venture out and at least be in the presence of other people that do not do the mon-fri 9-5.  In a way, it’s a soothing experience marred only slightly by the tight restrictions placed by the shop’s firewall – presumably from having people post up in their seats. Ahem. WordPress itself is blocked. Fortunately, my iPhone’s hotspot feature keeps me well within the anarchist’s code – fight the system, man. I mean, didn’t I pay for this with my $3.25 small chai latte? I didn’t even complicate the thing with my typical “soy” adjunct to the order – sheesh.

No real updates so far. I’ve been tooling around with the idea of a user app for restaurant patrons – sort of an addon to yelp and its ilk. I’ll map that one out today and see if it could be profitable and what it might take to gain traction. My kingdom for an app designer.

I’m also peeping out options for a workflow integration for a small business that is investigating expansion.  That’s putting it pessimistically – this guy is chomping at the bit to expand, but doing it cautiously. Turns out that workflow software sights are written for software consultants to decipher. Time to put out the feelers there too.

Well, the internet experience is pretty shoddy here so I’ll be waiting til I get back to the home office to link a pic. Looking through the entrepreneurial lens, this perceived failure is a pretty good lesson in where not to go (despite the yummy chai latte). I’m going with success for the day so far.

Ooo, The Beatles on the playlist… guess it’s not all bad.