• C'est moi

    VP of Marketing & Communications for Rackup, but nothing here reflects what my employer or colleagues think. In fact, they probably think it's all cray-cray.

    Jackie Danicki
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The importance of suckage

I love things that suck, because that creates huge opportunities for innovation.
-Brad Feld, in a very worthwhile post on why there is no such thing as “too much information”

Reunion in NYC

One of the best moments of the last ten days was when I met up with my old colleague Phil Acton. We worked together in London back in 2005 and 2006, and oh, the stories we could tell about one another. I hadn’t seen Phil for three years, so was thrilled he was in town […]

Forget about everyone

Say what you will about Seth Godin, he sure does bring the goods on a consistent basis. To wit: This, which applies to business and every other part of life:
You don’t want everyone. You want the right someone.
Someone who cares about what you do. Someone who will make a contribution that matters. Someone who will […]

Things I did not, one week ago, expect to be doing today

Picking figs (1) in my new backyard in Palo Alto (2), under the watchful gaze of the hens that come with the backyard, before heading to work at Rackup (3).

My new mission: Rackup

When I left Qik on October 1, I knew one thing: I didn’t want a new job. In the words of SAP and Better Place founder Shai Agassi:
Once you have a mission, you can’t go back to having a job.
My plan was to move to New York full-time. My plan was to do some consulting […]

The Surreal Life

Just back in CA for a few hours (sadly, not exaggerating) before my 7am flight to NYC. Hawaii was…intense. I learned so much, some of which I feel compelled to write about here. In the meantime, here are a few pictures:

Twitter, Foursquare, and mobile coupons: Watch this space

Getting bargains on the go just got easier, as there has been a recent proliferation of mobile coupon applications for mobile devices. The device I use almost exclusively now is the iPhone 3GS, so I’m going to talk about iPhone apps here.
Back in 2003, my partner in crime fun Adriana Lukas created an early […]

Quote of the day

Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.
-Benjamin Disraeli, via Samizdata (yep, again!)

Photo editing apps for iPhone

Last night after my blessedly brief bout of food poisoning, I fell asleep for a few hours. Upon waking, insomnia gripped me and would not let go. I used the time to download and test a bunch of new apps for my iPhone 3GS, including some photo editing packages. My favorites: Camerabag, Photoshop, and Photo […]

Quote of the day

I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old […]

From here to a narrowly avoided trip to the ER

I’m very lucky to have my own personal tour guide here - thanks to Kelly for the hook-up! - a fun soldier who’s been driving me around the island in his Jeep and getting me the hell out of Eurotrash nouveau riche-infested Waikiki. (I’m all for riche of any kind, but didn’t fly to the […]

Here I am

Hawaii is pretty, sure, but my meeting schedule for the week includes such helpfully specific “addresses” as “under banyan tree near Queen’s Surf Beach”. It’s kind of an adventure, of a very easy sort.

On women and guilt

I have never felt guilty of my ability. I have never felt guilty of my mind. I have never felt guilty of being a man. I accepted no unearned guilt, and thus was free to earn and to know my own value.
You can mock me for going all Randian, but I think women REALLY need […]

Reconsidering Ikea

My London chum Clive Davis has a new blog, where I found this great bit:
Ikea has positioned itself as a hip, green, stylish Euro-discounter, the kind of bargain barn that people who find bargain barns tacky can patronize with pleasure. [T]he Swedes are conducting a brilliant sleight-of-hand on their customers. Worse, perhaps, than its environmental […]