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Introducing the Official Geekzone Blog

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 16-Mar-2006 18:42

After some thought I decided to keep this blog a personal space, therefore creating a new space where to post the news, plans, tips and tricks for the Geekzone Blog. So, without delay, here is The Official Geekzone Blog. All posts in this blog that were related to the Geekzone Blog project are now moved to this new Geekzone Blog space. Of course there's a RSS feed for it, and of course it is listed in our aggregated RSS feed, which lists the 50 most recenter posts in all Geekzone Blogs.



Working from Astoria Cafe

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 15-Mar-2006 08:40

Some of you already know this, but I work from home, 7am through midnight, with a pause in the afternoon (not necessarily out of the computer area but not necessarily on Geekzone). But working from home has some drawbacks, and the most important thing we miss when working in an office in town is the networking with other people. So I made a point, since I started working from home, to always go to town on Wednesday afternoon, take my Tablet PC with me, set up an "office" on Astoria Cafe and work from there (no free wi-fi, but Cafenet works great anyway). In between cups of coffee I meet people, we talk technology, life, and the universe. We always get to 42 ;-) It now has gotten to the point where I have to go there in the morning sometimes, and stay the whole day. Today for example: my first meeting is at 9:30am, then I have meetings with 15 minutes intervals, finishing at 8pm after the first Office User Group Meeting hosted at Microsoft (which is just upstairs from Astoria). If you are in town on a Wednesday, just contact me and let's meet for a coffee.



Entrepreneurial Proverbs

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 10-Mar-2006 13:20

From O'Reilly Radar, this is a great list of "Entrepreneurial Proverbs" and some explanations (via the Business Opportunities Weblog): - It’s good to be king - Losing sucks - Building to flip is building to flop - Prudence becomes procrastination - Momentum builds on itself - Jump when you are more excited than afraid - Pay attention to the idea that won’t leave you alone - If you keep your secrets from the market, the market will keep its secrets from you - Immediate yes is immediate no - Build what you know - Give people what they need, not what they say they need - Your ideas will get better the more you know about business - Three is fine; two, divine - Work only with people you like and believe in - Work with people who like and believe in you, just naturally - Great things are made by people who share a passion, not by those who have - been talked into one - Cool ideas are useless without great needs - Build the simplest thing possible - Solve problems, not potential problems - Test everything with real people - Start with nothing, and have nothing for as long as possible - - The best investor pitches are plainspoken - No means maybe and yes means maybe - For investors, the product is nothing - The best way to get investment is not to need it



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Mauricio Freitas
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New Zealand


I live in New Zealand and my interests include mobile devices, good books, movies and food of course! 

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