Posts by Larry Cornett

Career interview with Mike Tschudy, Head of Design at Mint.com

I had the pleasure of talking with Mike Tschudy about his career path recently. Mike is the Head of Design for Mint.com. He shared a ton of good advice about intentionally planning your career, finding good sounding boards, and taking a step back occasionally to reevaluate your path. The full transcript of our discuss is below…

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I make myself rich by making my wants few

The best way to achieve financial independence and gain your freedom is to attack it from both sides. 1. Improve your income sources. 2. Simplify your life to reduce your expenses. It’s really hard to achieve this if you only focus on the income side. But, that’s what most of us do. Better jobs Raises…

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You can't stand on two boats

There is an old proverb: “One foot cannot stand on two boats” Many of us start on a new business idea while we still have one foot in the “real job ship”, and start stepping into the new business lifeboat we are crafting. And that’s ok. For awhile. I did it for many, many years. But,…

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Ready for the Thumb Tribe?

If you’re building a consumer experience, I hope you’re familiar with the Thumb Tribe because that is where your future customers are. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the younger generations are heavy mobile users, but you may not be aware of how extreme it is unless you’ve looked at your users’ demographics and analytics lately. These two screenshots are from…

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You don't need to create a "unicorn" to be successful

It is easy to get caught up in the “next hot startup” frenzy as you read about the insane growth and valuations of “unicorns” like Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat. But, not every business can be, or should be, a runaway tech startup. When you live in a tech-centric area like Silicon Valley you tend to…

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Hiring Engineers for a Funded Stealth Mobile Startup

We are hiring experienced Full-stack engineers to work with our growing team at a funded stealth mobile startup in Silicon Valley. You will be helping us build and deploy mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This could either be a contracting role or a full-time position, depending on your availability and desire to join an early-stage…

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Hiring JavaScript Engineer for mobile web app (Client/Server)

We are looking for an experienced JavaScript engineer to work with our small, but growing, team. You will be helping us build and deploy mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This is a contracting role, but could transition into a full-time position. We need someone to work with another front-end engineer…

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UX Talk – Designing for Love & Money – Video and Slides

In this UX talk at the Fluxible conference, I explored the battle between love and money as it applies to products, organizations, and even our own careers. Over the past 20 years, I have developed strategies to deal with this problem, both as an individual contributor and as an organizational leader. Regardless of where you…

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