Monthly Archive: January 2011

Whiteboards – The KY Jelly For Ideas

My friend Jeremy suggested that people take his blog post titles and write their own story. Considering I just finished drawing pictures and diagrams on a whiteboard for 4 hours, I thought this title was most appropriate. And the fact that I’m writing this post at 3am on a subway should add a little more color to just how much mental lubrication white boards can account …

A story of open vs. closed – Men’s suits, ties and shoes

A family friend of mine owns a large men’s clothing store and for the purpose of this story, we’ll call this store TuxMan. For years, TuxMan would sell suits, ties, shoes, belts, tuxedos and the like to hundreds of customers. He had great products, great customer service, and great tailors. In fact, his service was so good that customers wanted to bring in their own …

Moving on from Lotame to SpinBack

Image by Stuck in Customs via Flickr As of today, I’ll be leaving the Lotame family to pursue a new endeavor called Spinback.com. Like all hard decisions, this one was not easy but here’s the story: When I first started Lotame I was in the midst of building a business called TheCampusAtlas.com with three of my engineering buddies from school. But through a coincidental encounter …