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November 2009

Dragons' Den Episode 9

I particularly liked the deal made last night on Dragons’ Den (if you haven’t seen it yet, click here to watch it online). There was another deal made during the show, between Clayton Hollingsworth and Brett Wilson, for $5000 ($500 of which Clayton received before he left the set), but while Clayton was providing a […]

The Art of Customer Management

Dealing with clients is not part of a Computer Science degree. Here are some suggestions for working with clients who come to you with a bad idea.

Review of Dragons' Den Episode 8

Two dragons compete for a deal on Episode 8 of CBC’s Dragons’ Den – read the review of the deal here.

Dragons' Den Episode 8

I watched the first section of tomorrow night’s episode of Dragons’ Den and really enjoyed it. The first pitch of the episode is for a strong business that made a crucial mistake – they over-valued their business. While they have strong sales and a growing business, the founder of the company forgot to pay himself […]

Dragons' Den – Scribble Live

I read in the National Post yesterday, in their weekly review of Dragons’ Den, that the Scribble Live deal didn’t make it, although the founders are in talks with other investors, including Brett Wilson, one of the dragons who did not make a deal on the show. Interesting.

Trading Cards

Do you share your business cards as often as possible?

Book Review – Web Startup Success Guide

I just bought a copy of The Web Startup Success Guide by Bob Walsh. It was an impulse purchase – I was actually looking for a book on PHP and MySQL and the cover caught my eye. I never heard of Bob Walsh, but I had heard of the guy who wrote the foreword – […]

Dragons’ Den – Episode 6 Review

Apparently I’m not very good at predicting deals. My last article in which I predicted who would get a deal went flat with me guessing wrong on both counts. However, I can still review an episode, so here we go. Note, if you have not yet watched the episode, do that now, and then come […]