The new site design is here! Rejoice! It's not totally done yet, but I think it's fully functional. I put all the ads back in, and I think that they blend with the site design well enough to not be a pain. I personally use firefox with adblock so that I don't have to see ads, so if they bug you - try that. I made the whole design myself including the html, css, and graphics. However, I stole the comments part from Fahlstad. He makes the best freely available wordpress templates, so check him out if you need one. I'll be replacing most of his comments code with my own soon.
I've been staying up incredibly late, going into the office at night, and working at home as well. I like working when there are other people around, plus I have phone calls to make tomorrow, so I'm going to wake up earlier and get back in the habit of working when other people are.
Today Terri, the only female employee in the Austin office at the moment, came up to me as I was trying to fax something.
"Tynan... I heard a rumor about you."
Oh crap, I thought. My brain scanned through every grey area I've ventured into. What did she know about? More importantly - what didn't I want her to know? I couldn't think of anything, which seemed scary.
"When you were in San Francisco... well..."
That narrowed down my problem. What happened in San Francisco? I tried to get onto the roof of a hotel. That's hardly bad at all. Did I inadvertantly do something inappropriate that other people were talking about?
"I heard that girls were flocking to you left and right."
Huh? I don't think that actually happened. There were two random girls that I talked to while I was there. Does that count as flocking? Oh well - you can't complain having rumors flying around the office like that. I guess it would help if there were some ladies around the office to hear them.
I've done two interviews this month (see how casually I say it? It makes it sound like I ALWAYS do interviews). One was with Men's Health UK and the other is for a seduction blog. I'll post links / text when they're published.
Hmm. I think I need to find a girlfriend.
I like pink and green. I think you are looking at it right now, though... I'm working on it so there are tons of weird colored borders around everything. I'm too lazy to figure out a good way to do this without affecting people reading the site.
Hm... don beat your self up. Badboy rented models for his interwiev with FHM. We forgot the first rule of PU: Dont talk about PU.
PS: Dont forget to change your ICON, in Firefox it is sitll green\magenta.
After a long day in the sun at the 2010 Crossfit Games in LA, I've flopped into my Aeron in the RV, which is parked near my old stomping grounds in Hollywood. I found an amazing parking spot right near the Farmer's Market that has no street cleaning and is always empty at night. You'd be surprised how important things like street cleaning become when you live in an RV. Anyway, I don't have enough energy left to pull myself out of my chair, so it's time to tally up the survey results from a couple weeks ago and share what I learned.
This one was totally unexpected. Around a third of the people who responded said that they want more Life Nomadic. To be totally honest, I didn't know people were that interested in it. The site, when it was separate, never developed the same sort of following this site has.
This post is a work in progress, since we’re just now selling our company Socialize to ShareThis. I also wrote about how the experience feels, and what getting a deal done is like.
One of my goals is to ensure a successful outcome from the deal. I'll start by defining what I mean by "successful outcome:" That the combination of the two companies produces more value together than we would have been able to achieve alone.
The first thing I did was start writing an Integration Document with my co-founders when we signed the term sheet. This document laid out the specific goals of the acquisition, the resources we had at our disposal, and the key items we would need to request to achieve those goals. Once we had co-edited that document in Google Docs to a point where we were all satisfied with it, I shared it with the ShareThis executive team.
I had already discussed and gotten agreement from Kurt, the CEO, on what the main goals of the acquisition were pre-term sheet. In the integration document, I outlined how we were going to prioritize those goals, and what resources we were going to put into them to achieve the goals.