Business

I’m not picking on Twitter in particular, but its trajectory illustrates a systemic problem. Designers and programmers are great at inventing software. We obsess over every aspect of that process: the tech we use, our methodology, the way it looks, and how it performs. Unfortunately we’re not nearly as obsessed…

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Do I see a trend of software becoming simpler? Yes and no. Let’s look at cars. Many people think Ford’s Model T was the “first car”. It wasn’t. Or they think it was the first mass produced car. It wasn’t that either. One of the big reasons for its success…

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I picked up a book once about writing. I can’t remember the name of it or the author of this chapter but it was all about an important technique the author used in their writing: weaving. Weave stories together. And that stuck with me. I started seeing it everywhere. You…

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When we interviewed Highrise customers earlier this year about why they use Highrise, a simple CRM, we found an interesting niche of user. These were folks doing sales who didn’t consider themselves salespeople. They were writers, designers, software developers, insurance agents, cosmeticians, etc. who just so happen to have to…

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I hope you enjoy the things we’ve been sharing. And I’m thrilled Highrise is finding a place in so many lives and business. If there’s anything you’d be interested in us covering, or if you’d like to interview any of us, we’d love to chat. Don’t hesitate to reach out…

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It’s wild watching how fast my daughter is growing up. Today at the breakfast table she was already talking about where she wants to go to college. At least for now she told us that she’s decided to stay close to us in Chicago and Northwestern sounds good. She’s three. 🙂…

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