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

6 03, 2012

Excellent Little Book on Writing

By |March 6th, 2012|Business, Tutorials|3 Comments

I recently discovered another great book on writing named Writing That Works by Roman & Raphaelson. It is a very short read and the advice is