IDEA: Try Before You Buy Baths

By: simonguide

On: 2013.07.26

Tagged: random, ideas,

I was on transit this morning heading to work and passed a few large retail plumbing stores. The ones that have 100 baths on display.

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The Next Mobile Threats

By: simonguide

On: 2013.04.24

Tagged: security, ideas, technology,

I'm currently writing a completely benign app that is related to discovering sales on a users favourite products. I should be clear up front that I am not a malicious user and will never write viruses or malicious apps. The information provided below is for prediction, curiosity, and information purposes only.

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Filters, Leveraging The Next Big Thing

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.12.27

Tagged: amorphous_projects, ideas, technology, web,

A lot of people are saying big data is the next big thing. We've also heard that from Facebook, specifically on Wednesday Facebook said sharing is growing exponentially. So if you share 1 item a day on Facebook now next year you'll likely share 2 items a day.

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The Future of Leadership

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.12.24

Tagged: business planning, ideas, leadership, life long learning,

I had saved an article from Harvard Business Review ages ago. The title is "To Grow, Leave What You Know Behind", which initially turned me off but it's got some very thought-provoking stuff on the future of leadership.

Here's my thoughts:

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American Catalyst Interview W/ Kyle Bass

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.12.13

Tagged: business planning, ideas, leadership, life long learning, random,

@Gravity7 linked to an hour long video on global economics, which immediately piqued my interest.Initially I was pretty sceptical because the video starts with "I saw the financial crisis coming" and "I told you so", hindsight is 20:20. I also can't stand people who use "..." in professional writing. I did my best to approach it with an open mind and utimately took 9 pages of notes, which can be seen below.

For anyone reading this, you likely know that I'm no expert when it comes to finance or economic policy. I'm an insurance & risk management nerd and thus am interested in this stuff but I don't proclaim to know anything of value. Take the notes below with a grain of salt.

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Sample Marketing Plan

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.11.23

Tagged: creative agency, ideas, leadership, personal, random,

I count myself as an expert in marketing, or at least semi-knowledgeable in the matter. A friend of mine recently asked for some help in marketing his business/product. As such, for his benefit and my own I wanted to formalize the standard elements of any good marketing plan. Over time, it's my hope & plan to elaborate on each of these points at which time I'll link to the additional resources.

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Risk Management in Technology #15: Browser Plugin Idea

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.11.03

Tagged: ideas, risk management, technology, web,

I just had an idea for a browser plugin to assist organizations in IT risk management. One of the biggest exposures is web passwords and the best risk management techniques are written password requirements and regular changes. It would be great to write a browser plugin that monitors web passwords, if a web password does not meet the organizations requirements (too short, doesn't contain numbers, doesn't contain special chars, etc.) the plugin would not allow the user to continue until the correct the issue. The plugin would also remind users to change web passwords every # days (30, 60, or 90 days).

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Social Spam Buster

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.10.26

Tagged: ideas, technology, web,

I was just doing a quick Google search, looking for a spam service with an API, which I can't find. This post serves two purposes, first to ask if anyone has seen anything like what I'm looking for, and two to suggest there's an opportunity.

I'm looking for a product... If only I could...
The beginnings of any good business.

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Financial Blogs & Literacy

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.07.25

Tagged: business planning, ideas, life long learning,

@CFOWise posted a link the other day to a blog post about financial literacy for small business owners and entrepreneurs. I read it and was fascinated as my financial literacy is questionable at best, I understand income/expenses, cash flow, etc. but the effect of stock options, deferred earning, GAAP, etc. are a bit more challenging.

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IDEA: Support Email App/Plugin

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.07.18

Tagged: ideas, random, web,

Yet another business idea I don't have time for...

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Archive of Posts

New Skype/Facebook Chat

Secure or Paranoid?

Baby Please Don't Go

App Discovery (again/still)

Idea for Netflix

IDEAS Link Sharing

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