It doesn't work: Only CAPITAL thinks in absolutes.

Written by Ian Sharp PhD on April 23rd, 2020

You gave someone else all your money to build your tech company... and now "it doesnt work".

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Tech advising: The software engineer needs to be your mentor.

Written by Ian Sharp PhD on April 23rd, 2020

A rickshaw is a chair on two wheels with a pole sticking out the front. The person standing by the pole pulls the person sitting inside

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Software There There: Dr. Sharp's software gets acquired!

Written by Ian Sharp PhD on Dec. 18th, 2019

Just a few years working on another app! This is a big win today for me and for doctors in tech.

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How To Make An App: You don't need money, you need help

Written by Ian Sharp on Nov. 11th, 2019

Some people think money is holding them back from succeeding with their software company. It's not.

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Non-Compete Agreements: broke the free-market economy.

Written by Ian Sharp on June. 18th, 2019

Non-competes prevent markets from gaining access to novel solutions

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Anti-dilution policies

Written by Ian Sharp on June. 17th, 2019

We're going to cover a great topic today, anti-dilution policies. They've been popularized by movies like the social network, the told facebook story.

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4 Year Vesting: On Time-Based Vesting Schedules

Written by Ian Sharp on June. 11th, 2019

Today's topic is vesting of company shares, specifically as a function of time. This type of vesting schedule is known as time-based vesting.

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Startup COO: The COO in today's technology startup.

Written by Ian Sharp on May. 2nd, 2019

I've started 12 technology companies by myself or as part of a larger group. 4 of those companies had a COO from the very beginning and I've seen a pattern emerge.

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Enterprise Search: Why are PEOPLE not finding what they need to find?

Written by Ian Sharp on Feb. 1st, 2019

You don't say?... PEOPLE, aren't finding what they need to find. That's an interesting observation. Let's start with people... Which people? Do you which people know?

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Recommendation Engine: WHO is actually searching

Written by Ian Sharp on Jan. 30th, 2019

You might say, "Well, everybody is Ian. Everybody is searching... searching for something". And you would be right. Everybody is ...

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Search Engine: Which came first, the search query or the search result?

Written by Ian Sharp on Jan. 29th, 2019

It might sound like a funny question to ask. For search applications like google, yahoo, bing and duckduckgo; they were built after people already had websites ...

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