25 05, 2012

Stop trying to fix open plan offices

By |May 25th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|1 Comment

I recently read a New York Times article about how companies are tweaking open plan workspaces to make them less irritating. The problem is

24 05, 2012

Hire people who are better than you.

By |May 24th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|2 Comments

Recently Terence solved a hard image processing problem that has bugged us for years. I’m pretty good at math and image processing, but his

18 05, 2012

$12,000 in Donations

By |May 18th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Announcements, Business, Fun, Philosophy|2 Comments

Once a year, each team member at Alien Skin chooses a charity to receive $1000. This year we donated a total of $12,000 to

2 05, 2012

Calculator Millionaire

By |May 2nd, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|Comments Off

I’ve witnessed the following speech many times from entrepreneurs.

“This new product idea is great! The potential market is everyone in the USA who owns a computer.

10 04, 2012

Who feeds your fish?

By |April 10th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Fun, Philosophy|4 Comments

In my yard there is a tiny pond, just four feet across. I tried to keep goldfish in it, but they always died after a

4 04, 2012

Lost license code? No problem!

By |April 4th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Announcements, Business|8 Comments

If you lost your license code then you can look it up. You’ll just need to know the e-mail address and zip code you

2 04, 2012

You need less process than you think.

By |April 2nd, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|2 Comments

There are many people and tasks involved in getting a software product out the door. In our early history there was a lot of

21 03, 2012

Embrace Uncertainty

By |March 21st, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|Comments Off

It’s human nature to hide uncertainty, but fight that instinct! I’m impressed when I meet someone who admits they don’t know about a topic.

16 03, 2012

Giving up feels great!

By |March 16th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|4 Comments

Some of the happiest times of my life were when I gave up: dropping out of school, quitting a job, ending a dysfunctional relationship,

13 03, 2012

Support Makes All the Difference

By |March 13th, 2012|Alien Skin Software, Business, Philosophy|Comments Off

The two best marketing tools are great products and great support. Nearly all companies try to make great products. They don’t all succeed, but