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This is the reading list for my talk, 'The Side Project Startup. I last gave this talk at DDD North 2 and it's slowly evolving every time I give it. If you're interested in side projects and starting your own small software business then this reading list is for you.
The Lean Startup
Start small stay small
The Lean Startup blog - Author of The Lean Startup
Sofware by Rob - Author of 'Start small stay small'
A Smart Bear
Developer Economics 2012
Startups … more
What is the long tail
In his original post and the following book The Long Tail Chris Anderson explains the modern economic phenomenon of the long tail. Selling goods through the web, particularly digital goods is offering the consumer an alternative to the hit driven culture of the past:
Forget squeezing millions from a few megahits at the top of the charts. The future of entertainment is in the millions of niche markets at the shallow end of the bitstream.
The basic premise is that in the past a shop could only carry so much stock. In a physical shop space is limited and also costs … more
Since going freelance I started to view my time as an asset. When I’m working for a client I turn my time and skills into money and also a project that I’m proud of and can add to my CV. Between client projects I like to take some time out to work on a small project for myself. I see this time as an investment and it’s essential that I invest this time well if I want to continue doing well with my career.
The problem is there are so many possible time investment opportunities that it’s hard to know what the wisest investment is. Here are five possible ways you can … more