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Competition. Am I screwed?

September 29, 2009 2 minutes

I’m advising a first time web entrepreneur on a new service. This week he discovered a directly competitive service that is much further along and already launched. He wrote me asking “am i screwed?”

Here’s my response:

The answer to your question…

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Advice for Visitors to Japan

September 07, 2009 5 minutes

I spent nearly 2 years living in Japan, both deep in the countryside working on a farm and in the heart of Tokyo working in an R&D lab. Beside that, I studied Japanese at the graduate level and worked in the mobile…

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Insider tips for visitors to Seattle

September 03, 2009 2 minutes

Here are some of my favorite places to take guests visiting Seattle. Enjoy!

For post card views of downtown , there’s Kerry Park in Queen Anne. Even my jet-lagged friends thank me for dragging them here. Surprising that not many Seattle natives…

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The Museum of Coffee Gift Shop (aka Starbucks)

August 22, 2009 1 minute

In his book, “Pour Your Heart Into It”, Howard Schultz describes his life story and the story of how Starbucks was built. Great book, btw. In it, he mentions being inspired by Italian cafes that function as gathering places and are part…

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About Me

June 12, 0202 2 minutes 14 photos

Joe Heitzeberg is an entrepreneur and business leader in the technology sector. He is the former co-founder & CEO of Crowd Cow, a company he helped build to over $50 million in annual revenue, and former president of Madrona Venture Labs. Joe…

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