21
December
2012

The Story of Young Entrepreneur – Caine’s Arcade

Here’s a post for the handful of people out there who haven’t seen Caine’s Arcade. If you have seen it, it’s worth another watch. It’s a great story that resonates on so many levels; the power of creativity and imagination, entrepreneurship, social media, and the determination it takes to...
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20
December
2012

Culture Freak

In case you haven’t checked out some of the materials from Tony Hsieh (founder of Zappos), I urge you to do so. Tony has done a terrific job on building his company’s culture. His focus on culture happened after he founded Linkshare and discovered how much he disliked working...
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30
October
2012

Why Ad Tech Companies Have to Invest in Design

Design is not just about a company’s logo, brochure or website. It’s not limited to the interface or code architecture. Design, and more specifically good design, is all encompassing. Good design can be found in product ecosystems where technology is used to provide information to the end user and...
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Working With “A” Players
24
September
2012

Working With “A” Players

We’ve been very purposeful in setting the culture at Adhesive. Every company has a culture that either forms without purpose or you take an active role in setting it. In our culture map we have outlined our culture and it includes specific examples to help guide us. This is...
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17
September
2012

When Did We Start Celebrating a VC Funding?

I get it. It’s a form of validation. An outside funding source has given you their blessing and you now have some cash in the bank. You’re now ready to get the company to then next level and you have guilt by association. Your idea must be a winner....
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11
September
2012

Be Different not Better

Customer acquisition is expensive. Ten years ago, Harvard Business Review estimated that the average customer acquisition costs for an online retailer is more than $100 and some spend as much as $500. It’s safe to assume that estimate has increased since then. Entrepreneurs looking to build the next great...
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23
August
2012

How fast can you run?

Author: Jeremy Stanton: Coder, team-builder, writer, philosopher, posthumanist technology fetishist, and prankster. I’ve been doing the agile thing for ages.  My first real programming gig was for a guy who had a background in manufacturing so we were doing Kanban and Kaizen before people were lumping it all under the...
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13
August
2012

Culture Map

I have been inspired over the years by watching some amazing leaders cultivate and develop their company cultures. They recognized just how important it is to driving results creating an environment where people love to work. The slide deck in this post outlines the ‘Culture Map’ we’re establishing at...
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Our First Office
07
August
2012

Our First Office

We officially have a new home. adhesive is opening it’s office doors this week in downtown Scottsdale, AZ. We’re replete with what every lean startup should have. Cheap, used office furniture – check Glass table that was taking up essential garage space – check Short-term lease in non-descript red...
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